Score:   1
Docket Number:   SD-NY  1:19-cr-00323
Case Name:   USA v. Lopez et al
  Press Releases:
Geoffrey S. Berman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Raymond P. Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), Peter C. Fitzhugh, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Office of Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), Keith M. Corlett, Superintendent of the New York State Police (“NYSP”), Dermot F. Shea, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), and  Margaret Garnett, Commissioner, New York City Department of Investigation (“DOI”), announced the unsealing of a federal indictment charging EDIBERTO SANTANA, a/k/a “Flaco Veneno,” MIGUEL GENAO, a/k/a “Sombra,” CARLOS RAMIREZ, a/k/a “Guerra,” DARINSO MARTE REYES, a/k/a “Cibao,” ANGEL CRISPIN, a/k/a “Secreto,” JOSE MARICHAL, a/k/a “Menor,” a/k/a “El Menol,” and ENIEL VASQUEZ, a/k/a “Dominican Flow,” with participating in a racketeering conspiracy as members of Sunset, a violent set of the Trinitarios gang.  SANTANA and RAMIREZ are charged with the October 23, 2013, murder of Michael Beltre, and SANTANA is also charged with the November 17, 2013, murder of Rafael Alam.  Six defendants were arrested today and were presented this afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Katharine H. Parker.  The seventh defendant was already in federal custody on separate charges.  The case has been assigned to United States District Judge Paul A. Crotty.

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said:  “As alleged in the indictment, the defendants in this case include high-ranking members of a violent set of the Trinitarios gang known as Sunset.  The violence perpetrated by Sunset members is exemplified by the two murders charged in today’s indictment.  Thanks to the efforts of our partners at the DEA, HSI, NYPD, NYSP, and DOI, the defendants now face federal charges for these most serious of crimes.”

DEA Special Agent in Charge Raymond P. Donovan said:  “Today’s arrests reemphasize that the Trinitarios have put New Yorkers in the cross hairs of gang violence and crime.  Throughout this investigation, two murders and numerous violent crimes including assaults, robberies, and drug trafficking were uncovered.   I applaud our law enforcement partners at the U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York, New York City Police Department, New York State Police, Homeland Security Investigations, and New York City Department of Investigation for their diligent work.”

HSI Special Agent in Charge Peter C. Fitzhugh said:  “With today’s arrest of seven members of the Bronx Sunset Trinitarios, a violent sub-set of the Trinitarios National Gang, HSI New York has helped to make the Bronx safer for everyday New Yorkers.  Those arrested today used violence and intimidation to carry out their illegal activities which led to today’s charges, including racketeering, firearms offenses and murder.  HSI, along with its Federal, State and Local law enforcement partners, remain vigilant in our fight against violent gangs and are committed to ridding our city of them.”

DOI Commissioner Margaret Garnett said:  "The charges in this case demonstrate the significant threat that street gangs continue to pose to the safety of New York City neighborhoods. DOI is proud to work with our law enforcement partners on this investigation, holding accountable those whose criminal activity undermines New Yorkers' right to live in safe communities."

As alleged in the Indictment unsealed today in Manhattan federal court and statements made in court[1]:

EDIBERTO SANTANA, a/k/a “Flaco Veneno,” MIGUEL GENAO, a/k/a “Sombra,” CARLOS RAMIREZ, a/k/a “Guerra,” DARINSO MARTE REYES, a/k/a “Cibao,” ANGEL CRISPIN, a/k/a “Secreto,” JOSE MARICHAL, a/k/a “Menor,” a/k/a “El Menol,” and ENIEL VASQUEZ, a/k/a “Dominican Flow,” are members and associates of a racketeering enterprise known as “Sunset,” which operates in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn, New York, among other locations.  Sunset is a set or chapter of the nationwide Trinitarios gang.  In order to enrich the enterprise, protect and expand its criminal operations, enforce discipline among its members, and retaliate against members of rival gangs, Sunset members and associates committed, conspired, attempted, and threatened to commit acts of violence, including murder; distributed and possessed with intent to distribute narcotics; committed robberies; engaged in fraud; and obtained, possessed, and used firearms.

On or about October 23, 2013, SANTANA and RAMIREZ participated in the murder of Michael Beltre in the vicinity of Jerome Avenue and 193rd Street in the Bronx, New York.

On or about November 17, 2013, SANTANA participated in the murder of Rafael Alam in the vicinity of Jerome Avenue and 174th Street in the Bronx, New York.

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A chart containing the names, charges, and maximum and minimum penalties for the defendants is set forth below.  The maximum potential sentences in this case are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendants will be determined by the judge.

Mr. Berman praised the outstanding investigative work of the DEA, HSI, NYPD, NYSP, and DOI.

This case is being handled by the Office’s Violent and Organized Crime Unit.  Assistant United States Attorneys Celia V. Cohen and Jaqueline C. Kelly are in charge of the prosecution.

 



COUNT





CHARGE





DEFENDANTS





MAX. PENALTY





Count One





Racketeering conspiracy

 

 

 

18 U.S.C. § 1962(d)





SANTANA

RAMIREZ





Life imprisonment





GENAO

MARTE REYES CRISPIN MARICHAL VASQUEZ





20 years’ imprisonment





Count Two





Murder in aid of racketeering

 

 

18 U.S.C. §§ 1959 and 2





SANTANA

RAMIREZ





Life imprisonment, or death

 

Mandatory minimum of life imprisonment





Count Three





Murder through use of a firearm

 

18 U.S.C. §§ 924(j) and 2





SANTANA

RAMIREZ





Life imprisonment, or death

 

Mandatory minimum of five years’ imprisonment

 





Court Four





Murder in aid of racketeering

 

18 U.S.C. §§ 1959 and 2





SANTANA

 





Life imprisonment, or death

 

Mandatory minimum of life imprisonment,





Count Five





Murder through use of a firearm

 

18 U.S.C. §§ 924(j) and 2





SANTANA

 





Life imprisonment, or death

 

Mandatory minimum of five years’ imprisonment

 



 



[1] As the introductory phrase signifies, the entirety of the text of the Indictment, and the description of the Indictment set forth herein, constitute only allegations, and every fact described should be treated as an allegation.





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Description: Docket number assigned by the district to the case
Format: A7

Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a case which cannot be modified by the court
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Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a case which can be modified by the court
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Description: A sequential number indicating whether a case is an original proceeding or a reopen
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Description: Case type associated with the current defendant record
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Description: Case type associated with a magistrate case if the current case was merged from a magistrate case
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Description: The docket number originally given to a case assigned to a magistrate judge and subsequently merged into a criminal case
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Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a magistrate case
Format: A3

Description: The status of the defendant as assigned by the AOUSC
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Format: A1

Description: The date upon which a defendant became a fugitive
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Description: The date when a case was first docketed in the district court
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which proceedings in a case commenced on charges pending in the district court where the defendant appeared, or the date of the defendant’s felony-waiver of indictment
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Description: The date when a defendant first appeared before a judicial officer in the district court where a charge was pending
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Description: A code indicating the type of legal counsel assigned to a defendant
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Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the highest severity
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Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with FTITLE1
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Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE1
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Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE1
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with FTITLE1
Format: A3

Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the second highest severity
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Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE2
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Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE2
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with FTITLE2
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Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE3
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with FTITLE3
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Description: The FIPS code used to indicate the county or parish where an offense was committed
Format: A5

Description: The date of the last action taken on the record
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which judicial proceedings before the court concluded
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which the final sentence is recorded on the docket
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which the case was closed
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Description: The total fine imposed at sentencing for all offenses of which the defendant was convicted and a fine was imposed
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Description: A count of defendants filed including inter-district transfers
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Description: A count of defendants filed excluding inter-district transfers
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Description: A count of original proceedings commenced
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants filed whose proceedings commenced by reopen, remand, appeal, or retrial
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated including interdistrict transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated excluding interdistrict transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of original proceedings terminated
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated whose proceedings commenced by reopen, remand, appeal, or retrial
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants pending as of the last day of the period including long term fugitives
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants pending as of the last day of the period excluding long term fugitives
Format: N1

Description: The source from which the data were loaded into the AOUSC’s NewSTATS database
Format: A10

Description: A sequential number indicating the iteration of the defendant record
Format: N2

Description: The date the record was loaded into the AOUSC’s NewSTATS database
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: Statistical year ID label on data file obtained from the AOUSC which represents termination year
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Data imported from FJC Integrated Database
Magistrate Docket Number:   SD-NY  1:19-mj-03899
Case Name:   USA v. Lopez et al
Docket (0 Docs):   https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sF-jHCxsj1NR0goKvui75uFDUfdinkJjNdHSzX46SBs/edit#gid=0
  Last Updated: 2020-11-09 01:13:37 UTC
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Description: The code of the federal judicial circuit where the case was located
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Description: The code of the district office where the case was located
Format: A2

Description: Docket number assigned by the district to the case
Format: A7

Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a case which cannot be modified by the court
Format: A3

Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a case which can be modified by the court
Format: A3

Description: A sequential number indicating whether a case is an original proceeding or a reopen
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Description: Case type associated with the current defendant record
Format: A2

Description: Case type associated with a magistrate case if the current case was merged from a magistrate case
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Description: A concatenation of district, office, docket number, case type, and reopen sequence number
Format: A15

Description: The docket number originally given to a case assigned to a magistrate judge and subsequently merged into a criminal case
Format: A7

Description: A unique number assigned to each defendant in a magistrate case
Format: A3

Description: The status of the defendant as assigned by the AOUSC
Format: A2

Description: A code indicating the fugitive status of a defendant
Format: A1

Description: The date upon which a defendant became a fugitive
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which a fugitive defendant was taken into custody
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date when a case was first docketed in the district court
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which proceedings in a case commenced on charges pending in the district court where the defendant appeared, or the date of the defendant’s felony-waiver of indictment
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: A code used to identify the nature of the proceeding
Format: N2

Description: The date when a defendant first appeared before a judicial officer in the district court where a charge was pending
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: A code indicating the event by which a defendant appeared before a judicial officer in the district court where a charge was pending
Format: A2

Description: A code indicating the type of legal counsel assigned to a defendant
Format: N2

Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the highest severity
Format: A20

Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with FTITLE1
Format: N2

Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE1
Format: A4

Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE1
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with FTITLE1
Format: A3

Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the second highest severity
Format: A20

Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with FTITLE2
Format: N2

Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE2
Format: A4

Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE2
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with FTITLE2
Format: A3

Description: The title and section of the U.S. Code applicable to the offense committed which carried the third highest severity
Format: A20

Description: A code indicating the level of offense associated with FTITLE3
Format: N2

Description: The four digit AO offense code associated with FTITLE3
Format: A4

Description: The four digit D2 offense code associated with FTITLE3
Format: A4

Description: A code indicating the severity associated with FTITLE3
Format: A3

Description: The FIPS code used to indicate the county or parish where an offense was committed
Format: A5

Description: The date of the last action taken on the record
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which judicial proceedings before the court concluded
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which the final sentence is recorded on the docket
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The date upon which the case was closed
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: The total fine imposed at sentencing for all offenses of which the defendant was convicted and a fine was imposed
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Description: A count of defendants filed including inter-district transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants filed excluding inter-district transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of original proceedings commenced
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants filed whose proceedings commenced by reopen, remand, appeal, or retrial
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated including interdistrict transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated excluding interdistrict transfers
Format: N1

Description: A count of original proceedings terminated
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants terminated whose proceedings commenced by reopen, remand, appeal, or retrial
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants pending as of the last day of the period including long term fugitives
Format: N1

Description: A count of defendants pending as of the last day of the period excluding long term fugitives
Format: N1

Description: The source from which the data were loaded into the AOUSC’s NewSTATS database
Format: A10

Description: A sequential number indicating the iteration of the defendant record
Format: N2

Description: The date the record was loaded into the AOUSC’s NewSTATS database
Format: YYYYMMDD

Description: Statistical year ID label on data file obtained from the AOUSC which represents termination year
Format: YYYY

Data imported from FJC Integrated Database
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