Skip to comments.Treasury Department Targets Latino Gang; Continues To Ignore Italian Mob
Posted on 06/07/2013 6:08:34 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
Last October the Treasury Department designated MS-13 as a transnational criminal organization under Executive Order 13518 which freezes their U.S. assets and bans Americans from conducting business with them, and in a follow-up move has added six of the gang's purported leaders to the economic blacklist as reported by Jerry Seper for The Washington Times.
MS-13 originated in Los Angeles, CA but now operates in at least five countries with more than 30,000 members. In the United States MS has so-called cliques in 40 states and about 8,000 members. Its money making rackets principally include drug trafficking and the flesh trade. In Northern Virginia 12 MS-13 gang members "have been locked up for child sex trafficking in the past two years" as reported by Pamela Brown for WJLA:
"We're seeing most of the cases coming from MS-13 with regards to sex trafficking and we've seen a number of those cases from the past year," said John Torres, Special Agent in Charge with ICE Homeland Security Investigations. "For us it's a disturbing trend."
It's unlikely that MS-13 and its purported leaders will be significantly impacted by the Treasury Department move given their lack of substantial assets in the United States and minimal involvement in the legitimate economy.
Indeed, an economic blacklist would be much more effective against the New York-based Italian Mafia which for decades has successfully exploited the legitimate economy in order to launder its dirty money but the Treasury Department inexplicably refuses to designate these crime families and their members under Executive Order 13581 notwithstanding their dominant roles in the international drug trade.
Further reading that may be of interest:
A Call For U.S. Treasury Department To Designate Gambino Crime Family As A Transnational Criminal Organization
Perhaps we’ve cut a deal with the Sicilian Mob to “take care” of our little Islamist cell problem in a discrete manner?
That’s because the mafia and “the unions” are the same people.
200,000 violent hard core gang members is a lot bigger problem than a few hundred aging wanna-be Tony Sopranos.
The Italian mob is a pale shadow of what it once was.
I hear tell that the Hispanics are running roughshod over the blacks in LA and other populated areas with increasing effectiveness. 0’s trying to put a lid on it.
The mafia is a shell of it’s former self, almost unrecognizable.
MS-13 on the other hand is extremely dangerous, powerful and growing. I consider them terrorists.
I can’t believe they put into Los Gangstas de Ocho’s amnesty bill that gang members can become “u.s. citizens” if they sign a pledge saying that they don’t like gangs. LOL! A bunch of silly, brain dead old white men on Capitol Hill. Morons.
The Italian Mafia is ignored because it is now known as the Democratic Party.