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Alleged Texas Mexican Mafia Gang Member Gets 25 Years in Prison

DEL RIO, Texas — Prosecutors say an alleged Texas Mexican Mafia gang member has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison on racketeering charges tied to drug trafficking on the border.

U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman said Friday that Valdomero Hernandez Jr. of San Antonio must also pay a $7,500 fine.

The federal judge who sentenced Hernandez on Thursday ordered the 34-year-old to serve five years of supervised release after his prison term ends.

The conspiracy alleged that Hernandez and others agreed to conduct Texas Mexican Mafia affairs in the Uvalde, Eagle Pass and Del Rio areas through a variety of racketeering acts that included murder, solicitation of murder, drug trafficking and extortion.

Hernandez pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge in last year.

He is the ninth defendant in this case to be sentenced.



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