U.S. Attorney Announces Capture Of Fugitive Charged In Connection With Shooting Of Five-Year-Old Girl
Damian Williams, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that YUDITH REYNOSO-HICIANO, a/k/a “La Classica,” was convicted today in Manhattan federal court of kidnapping conspiracy and kidnapping. REYNOSO-HICIANO was convicted after a four-day jury trial before U.S. District Judge Denise L. Cote.
U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said: “Yudith Reynoso-Hiciano and others tied up a victim and assaulted him following a drug deal gone bad. Thanks to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, and the New York City Police Department, Reynoso-Hiciano was apprehended, prosecuted, and now stands convicted of these violent crimes.”
According to the allegations contained in the Indictment and the evidence presented at trial:
In May 2019, REYNOSO-HICIANO and others kidnapped an individual (“Victim-1”), in connection with a dispute between REYNOSO-HICIANO’s brother and Victim-1 relating to the sale of a kilogram of cocaine. REYNOSO-HICIANO and others kept Victim-1 at her apartment, where they tied his wrists together, assaulted him, and threatened to beat him with a crowbar and to press a hot clothing iron against his chest.
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REYNOSO-HICIANO, 43, of the Bronx, New York, was convicted by a jury of one count of kidnapping conspiracy and one count of kidnapping. Each count carries a maximum term of life in prison. The maximum potential sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes only, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the judge.
REYNOSO-HICIANO is scheduled to be sentenced on April 15, 2022.
Mr. Williams praised the outstanding investigative work of the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, and the New York City Police Department.
The prosecution of this case is being handled by the Office’s Narcotics Unit. Assistant United States Attorneys Daniel H. Wolf and Alexander Li are in charge of the prosecution, with the assistance of paralegal specialist Sarah Rosenberg.