July 19, 2017
by Robert E. Kessler and Nicole Fuller
Federal prosecutors on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, announced charges against 17 members and associates of the MS-13 gang for multiple crimes, including the April 11 slayings of four young men in Central Islip and the January killing of a man and wounding of a woman in a Central Islip deli. Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Rohde made the announcement of a superseding indictment at a news conference at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, along with FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge William F. Sweeney Jr., Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini and representatives of the FBI’s Long Island Gang Task Force.
Nine of the dozen or so MS-13 gang members who bludgeoned and hacked four young men to death in a Central Islip park — a brutal crime that brought national attention to Suffolk County’s battle with the gang — are now behind bars, federal officials said Wednesday.
Federal prosecutors also revealed the indictment of five other suspected members of MS-13 in connection with the January shooting.
Editor’s note: Attorney General Jeff Sessions came to Central Islip, NY in April, 2017 to offer his leadership and support in the investigation and arrests of the MS-13 gang members who murdered four young men, one of them under the age of 18.
The violence has led to congressional hearings, tweets from the White House and a visit to Long Island from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
“As I said when I visited Long Island after these murders took place in April, MS-13’s motto may be ‘kill, rape and control’, but the Department of Justice’s motto is justice for victims and consequences for criminals,” Sessions said in a press release issued Wednesday. “We are committed to bringing violent criminals to justice, and this indictment is the next step in our mission of finding, prosecuting and eradicating the MS-13 threat.”
The Suffolk County Police Department has arrested more than 160 suspected gang members in the county since September, including many on multiple occasions, as part of a crackdown on the violence, Sini said.
For anyone who claims Jeff Sessions is part of the Deep State, listen to his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, and look at the positive results he has had across the country. Over 3,500 pedophiles have been arrested since he was confirmed.