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Washington (CNN) -- A leader of the violent MS-13 gang in the Middle Atlantic region pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a conspiracy responsible for a long list of crimes, including murders, federal authorities announced Friday.
Dennis Gil-Bernardez, a native of Honduras, was considered a key figure by federal officials who launched a major campaign to cripple the MS-13 organization in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
He received a 76-year sentence.
Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, originated in Los Angeles 20 years ago among Salvadoran immigrants fleeing the country's civil war. The government says it has now grown to about 10,000 members in the United States. In October, the Obama administration named the organization a transnational criminal enterprise, with the goal of freezing millions of dollars in profits from drug and sex trafficking operations.
Gil-Bernardez allegedly told authorities that the gang now has a presence in 20 states and the District of Columbia.
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