Friday, October 28, 2016

Feds use Seattle gangster's selfie against him

“I don’t know why prison hasn’t worked. I’ve spent all my life there. I hate prison.” That was Samuel Morales Jr. in November 2009, shortly before he landed his second federal prison sentence. Seven years later he still doesn’t know. Morales, a Seattle resident when he’s not locked up, was sentenced Thursday to another stint in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Ricardo Martinez sentenced the 34-year-old to 6½ years for gun crimes and probation violations.
Morales was caught with a gun in March after he was arrested for probation violations. As it turned out, the gun he was caught with had been seeing a lot of use.

Investigators describe Morales as a longtime member and leader of a Seattle-area Sureño street gang, the United Lokotes.