Walnut man admits being gang ‘shotcaller,’ faces 27 years in prison

Brian Day (Inside SoCal) | May 8, 2014

LOS ANGELES >> A Walnut man and “shotcaller” of a South Los Angeles street gang faces 27 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to federal racketeering and dug trafficking charges for helping the gang’s incarcerated leader continue managing the gang from behind bars, authorities said.

Manuel Valencia, 38, pleaded guilty to violating the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and “engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise connected to drug trafficking,” U.S. Department of Justice spokesman Thom Mrozek said in a written statement.

Valencia, who could have faced life in prison if convicted at trial, is expected to receive 27 years in prison when he returns to federal court in Los Angeles for sentencing Sept. 8, officials said. He admitted to being a shotcaller for the Harpys street gang, one of more than a dozen Latino gangs in the South Los Angeles Area controlled by imprisoned Mexican Mafia member Danny Roman.

Read more at: http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvcrime/2014/05/08/walnut-man-admits-being-gang-shotcaller-faces-27-years-in-prison/

Photo: AP/California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

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2 Comments for “Walnut man admits being gang ‘shotcaller,’ faces 27 years in prison”

  1. BADBOY

    f#@$k HERSHEYS

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