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Buffalo man gets 86-month federal prison term

Hector Rodriguez, 25, a member of Buffalo’s notorious 10th Street Gang of drug mobsters, today was ordered by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to serve an 86-month federal prison term on his Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations (RICO) conviction.

U.S Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. said Rodriguez was indicted on drug and gun charges along with 34 other members of the 10th Street Gang in 2010 and he is the 18th suspect convicted so far. In 2006 Rodriguez allegedly took part in the shooting of a rival gang member who the 10th Street Gang found to be selling crack cocaine in its turf.