FBI re-arrests alleged MS-13 member after NY releases him on parole: report

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September 15, 2020 - 8:16 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New York state prison officials released an alleged MS-13 member on parole at the beginning of the month, despite the fact that the federal government had a warrant out for his arrest, according to a report. 

Ever Morales-Lopez, 26, was released from Washington Correctional Facility in Comstock, New York on Sept. 3 after he was granted early parole in connection with a 2018 conspiracy conviction, the New York Post reported

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But the FBI re-arrested Morales-Lopez last week after learning he’d been released, according to the outlet. 

The federal government lodged an arrest warrant for Morales-Lopez with the National Crime Information Center in connection with a July indictment that charges eight gang members including Morales-Lopez with six murders, as well as two attempted murders, the outlet previously reported

A state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision spokesperson told the outlet the agency didn’t receive the warrant. The spokesperson said state prison officials helped the FBI re-arrest him. 

Morales-Lopez is accused of acting as a lookout while fellow MS-13 members killed 19-year-old rival gang member Kerin Pineda on Long Island.