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Gang member who preyed on illegal aliens sentenced to 40 years for , robbery in U.S.




A documented member of the “Los Tumbadores” — a known for preying on illegal aliens — was sentenced on August 26 to 40 years in following his conviction for and .

Aron Alexi Herrera Munguia, 29, from Honduras, was sentenced to 40 years for raping and robbing two who owned a bar in the Houston, Texas, area. Munguia is the sixth member of Los Tumbadores to be convicted in state as part of this .

These convicted defendants, all Honduran men in their twenties or early thirties, chose victims whom they believed would be too afraid to call the police for fear of deportation.

“They thought they could operate with impunity as they preyed on their own people,” Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said. “These officers and agents pursued the defendants over several years and over the boundaries of multiple investigations; state and federal. Their selfless cooperation and with our gang and organized team led these defendants to inevitable justice.”

As a result of this investigation, three gang members — Marcos Antonio Olivares Calderon, 36, Eledis Fernandez, 38, and Nelson Rodriguez, 33 — were sentenced to in prison for the murder of a dealer who was shot to death during a home-invasion robbery. Two other gang members — Carlos Ortega, 25, and Eder Murillo, 26 — received 25 years and 15 years, respectively, for their roles in a separate home invasion.

Ogg stressed that regardless of a person’s status, they should not fear reporting a crime.

“We do not ask victims of violence how they came to ,” she said. “We treat everyone equally when comes to seeking justice.”



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