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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of New York

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
William J. Hochul, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Barbara Burns

10th Street Gang Member Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder, Racketeering and Narcotics Trafficking

BUFFALO, N.Y. U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Jonathan Delgado, 26, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted following a seven week jury trial of Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations conspiracy, was sentenced to life in prison plus five years by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph M. Tripi and John M. Alsup, who handled the prosecution of the case, stated that the defendant was a member of the 10th Street Gang which was responsible for multiple acts of violence and the trafficking of various controlled substances on Buffalo’s West Side. Specifically, Delgado, directly or by helping his fellow gang members, participated in the murders of Brandon McDonald and Darinell Young and the attempted murders of 12 others.

The defendant was a member of the 10th Street Gang between 2000 and 2012 and participated in other acts of violence including robbery, burglary, drug distribution and possession of firearms.

Delgado is one of 44 10th Street Gang members and associates charged and convicted in this case.

Today’s convictions are the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Michael Cerretto, the Buffalo Police Department under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Delano A. Reid, New York Field Division.

New York Field Division