Gang member sentenced to 30 years in prison

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A 10th Street Gang member was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison for the murder of a rival gang member in 2009.

Miguel Moscoso, 23, of Buffalo was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Richard Arcara. He originally was convicted of Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations (RICO) after being a member of the 10th Street Gang  for only a year.

“Today’s sentence – like others issued in this case – demonstrates that those who engage in gang activity pay a heavy price upon conviction,” U.S. Attorney William Hochul said.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Tripi said Moscoso participated in gang violence, possessed firearms, sold marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine and other controlled substances on Buffalo’s west side.

Moscoso isn’t the only 10th Street Gang member who has been convicted. He and 44 of his former gang have been convicted as part of the case. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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