A gang leader was sentenced Friday to 15 years in federal prison.
According to a statement released by the United States Department of Justice, Rolando Muniz, also known as "Black Rabbit" was sentenced Friday morning for his participation in Texas Syndicate racketeering chargers. Muniz was charged with conspiring to violate the Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization statute.
Muniz pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge in November 2013. The Texas Syndicate leader admitted that beginning in January 2008, he and others participated in organized criminal activity including the planning of four murders, two attempted murders, conspiracy to commit murder, drug trafficking and other crimes related to the gang's mission.
According to the statement, the 31-year-old admitted to personally distributing cocaine and heroin in San Antonio. Muniz also participated in the planning of an attempted murder of a fellow TS member and co-defendent, Andrew Vidaurri in July 2011. Vidaurri's sister-in-law was killed by crossfire in the murder attempt. Vidaurri is serving a four-year sentence of his own in relation to the RICO conspiracy charge.
Muniz is the final gang member of 20 convicted for their roles in the Texas Syndicate criminal activity. He will serve an additional five years of supervised release following the completion of his sentence.