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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 26, 2021

Member of Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico prison gang sentenced to 17 years in prison for racketeering

          ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  – Jonathan James “Baby G” Gomez, 39, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was sentenced on Aug. 23 to 17 years and seven months in prison for racketeering conspiracy. Gomez pleaded guilty on Sept. 25, 2020.

          According to court records, from 2004 to September of 2019, Gomez was a member of the Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico (SNM) prison gang while in the New Mexico Corrections Department prison system. Gomez acknowledged that SNM is an ongoing criminal organization whose members, prospects and associates engage in acts of violence and other criminal activity including murder, kidnapping and conspiracy to manufacture and distribute narcotics. Gomez admitted to his participation in SNM’s racketeering conspiracy.

          Gomez’s association with SNM and several of the acts committed by Gomez as part of the SNM racketeering conspiracy are detailed in court records. Among those acts were assaulting a corrections officer, refusing to be searched, being in possession of controlled substances, ordering assaults on an inmate, maintaining names and addresses of SNM members, and ordered an individual identified as “B.C.” to murder another person identified as “V.C.”

          Upon his release from prison, Gomez will be subject to three years of supervised release.

          The FBI and the New Mexico Corrections Department investigated this case. The Las Cruces Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 
21-169
Updated August 26, 2021