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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 28, 2014

Jose Alvarado, Aka Chewee, Sentenced In Federal Court To 20 Years In Federal Prison For Engaging In A Drug Trafficking Conspiracy In Binghamton, New York

The Plea And Sentencing Of Jose Alvarado Resulted From An Investigation Into Drug Trafficking Activities of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (ALKQN) Gang Members And Their Associates in the Binghamton, New York area.

BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK - United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian announced that Jose Alvarado, aka Chewee, 25 years old from Binghamton, New York, was sentenced today in federal court in Binghamton, New York to 20 years in federal prison and to be followed by 10 years of post-release supervision.

The investigation leading to today’s sentencing of Jose Alvarado was conducted by members of a task force comprised of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Binghamton, New York; FBI Albany Field Office; Broome County District Attorney’s Office; Binghamton Police Department; New York State Police; Broome County Sheriff’s Office; Johnson City Police Department; Endicott Police Department; and the U.S. Marshal’s Service.

Following an extensive investigation by the task force, Jose Alvarado and several others were indicted by a federal grand jury. On October 3, 2013, Alvarado pled guilty to Count 1 of single-count Indictment 12-CR-445. Count 1 charges from about May of 2011 through September of 2012, in Broome County, in the Northern District of New York and elsewhere, defendants Luis Masso-Diaz, aka Wewe; Jose Alvarado, aka Chewee; Reynaldo Bones, aka Javy; Victor Texidor, aka Machito; Jose Alicea, aka Papo; and others conspired to knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute and to distribute one or more controlled substances, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 846. That violation involved 280 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(b)(1)(A); 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(b)(1)(B); 100 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(b)(1)(B); oxycontin, percocet, and morphine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(b)(1)(C); and vicodin, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(b)(1)(E).

Reynaldo Bones, aka Javy, 28 years old from Binghamton, New York, was previously also sentenced in federal court to 135 months in federal prison and 5 years of post-release supervision. The remaining defendants are awaiting sentencing and remain in custody with the U.S. Marshal’s Service.

Updated January 29, 2015