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SNM gang member pleads guilty to federal racketeering charge

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

           ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Jonathan “Baby G” Gomez, a member of the Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico prison gang, pleaded guilty on Sept. 25 to a racketeer influenced and corrupt organization (RICO) indictment.

           The indictment, to which Gomez pleaded guilty, details various acts and communications since 2002 in which Gomez participated in relation to his membership in the organization. As described in the indictment, those communications discussed gang business, including illicit activities, and coordinated acts of violence, some of which were facilitated, directed or ordered by Gomez.

           Gomez faces 15 to 20 years in prison. The court has not set a date for the sentencing hearing.

           The FBI and the New Mexico Department of Corrections investigated this case. The Las Cruces office of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Mexico is prosecuting the case.

Updated September 29, 2020

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 20-175