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Gang Member Headed for Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A member of a Traviesos street gang in Kansas City was sentenced today to 27 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Cristiane Maese-Salano, 24, Kansas City, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of ammunition by a felon. The Kansas City, Kan., Police department arrested Maese-Salano when he drove an armed juvenile to a McDonald’s to sell some marijuana. The juvenile fled on foot and was found in a dumpster with a .45 caliber handgun. Maese-Solano remained in the car and was arrested with a 14-round magazine that fit the juvenile’s gun.

The defendant’s criminal history shows that he has been arrested repeatedly since he joined the Traviesos gang when he was 12. He was twice shot, once at age 19 and again at age 22. He has a scalp tattoo identifying him as a “Traviesos gangster.”

McAllister commended the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department, the FBI, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Trent Krug and Terra Morehead for their work on the case.

Updated September 28, 2020

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