Jury convicts Mexican Mafia boss from Orange County

By Frank Stoltze | KPCC.org
January 14, 05:01 AM

mexican mafia convictedA longtime member of the Mexican Mafia prison gang who exerted control over Latino street gangs in Orange County for three decades was convicted Wednesday of federal racketeering offenses.

The federal jury in Santa Ana found Peter Ojeda, 73, had ordered murders and assaults — even while incarcerated for a prior racketeering conviction. On the streets, Ojeda was known as “The Big Homie” and “Sana,” according to federal prosecutors.

The current case involved plots to murder other gangsters as part of a turf war with a rival Mexican Mafia member who attempted to assert control over the area after Ojeda was imprisoned at a federal lockup in Pennsylvania, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Read more here:http://www.scpr.org/news/2016/01/14/56842/jury-convicts-mexican-mafia-boss-from-orange-count/

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