Hispanic gang members sentenced for racketeering

By: Scott McCabe
11/30/11 2:01 PM

Two members of a violent Hispanic street gang were sentenced to prison for racketeering charges in Prince George's County.

Omar Rafael Villages Martinez, 36, of Gaithersburg, received 23 years in prison for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise in connection with his membership in the Los Angeles-based 18th Street gang. Hector Amaya Flores, 35, of Upper Marlboro, was sentenced to nine in prison for racketeering conspiracy, and for being an illegal alien in possession of firearm and ammunition.

Prosecutors said Martinez conspired to kill a man, dump the body on a Hyattsville overpass and devised a plan to send a fellow gang member back to the crime scene to tell police that the victim was killed in a carjacking.

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