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Gang leader sentenced for 3 killings in upstate NY

September 25, 2013
Associated Press

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A key figure in the gang-related violence gripping a Hudson Valley city has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for his involvement in three slayings.

The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports ( ) that 23-year-old Jose Gordo was sentenced in federal court in White Plains on Tuesday, eight months after pleading guilty to being involved in the mistaken killing of a 15-year-old Newburgh boy in 2008 and the killings of two men in 2010.

Prosecutors say Lagos was one of the three high-ranking leaders of the Latin Kings who controlled the drug trade on Newburgh's east side and used violence to punish fellow gangsters.

The other two leaders were convicted in March of drug, murder and racketeering charges. They face sentencing later this year.


Information from: The Times Herald-Record,



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