Honduran Gang Informant Convicted

A Honduran man who prosecutors hoped would be a star witness in an MS-13 gang trial has been convicted in federal court in San Francisco of lying about having taken part in eight murders in his native country. Former MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, gang member Roberto Acosta was convicted by a jury in the court […]

Honduran Gang Informant on Trial

A troubled government informant is on trial in San Francisco federal court this week, raising new questions — and confusion — about a sticky gang prosecution. The informant, Roberto Acosta, is a Honduran immigrant who was arrested in San Francisco for jaywalking in 2005. He became a government informant and helped the feds infiltrate the […]