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Gang member sentenced in racketeering case

Gang member sentenced in racketeering case

By Matthew Harding . CREATED Feb 24, 2014
A member of a Dodge City street gang was sentenced Monday to 82 months in federal prison. 
23-year-old Alfredo Beltran-Ruiz, of Dodge City, pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting attempted murder, which was a violent crime in aid of racketeering. In his plea, he admitted that on March 15, 2011, he aided and abetted the attempted murder of a victim named Reyes Delira-Padilla by firing shots at the victim’s house at 1705 Ave. D in Dodge City. Beltran-Ruiz was a member of the Diablos Viejos gang and was affiliated with the Norteno street gang. Delira-Padilla was a member of the rival Sureno gang.
 

 
          Beltran-Ruiz is one of 22 Norteno gang members who have been convicted on charges contained in a federal indictment filed May 2012.