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Published on June 08, 2023
Leader of San Francisco MS-13 Clique Convicted of Racketeering, Murder, and Attempted MurderSource: Getty Images / A soldier checks out an MS-13 graffiti in San Salvador, El Salvador

Elmer Rodriguez, also known as Gordo, was convicted this week on multiple counts of murder, attempted murder, and racketeering conspiracy. He is one of 13 members of the notorious MS-13 20th Street clique based in San Francisco who were indicted in November 2021. A leader of the clique, Rodriguez was convicted for ordering a series of murders, with 13 defendants already convicted and behind bars. His conviction followed an investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies aiming to hold criminals accountable and prevent further victimization in communities. Continue reading on SFist →