Denver Grand Jury Charges 11 Self-Identifying “The Sopranos”

DENVER (KDVR) – A Denver grand jury indicted 11 out of 91 counts on Friday for allegedly committing a series of crimes to support their addiction to fentanyl, heroin and methamphetamine.

The group, which identifies as “The Sopranos”, is accused of stealing more than $ 950,000 in motor vehicles, guns, tools, financial transaction devices and other items to maintain their lifestyle and support their drug use habits, according to the Denver district attorney. Office.

The following people have been charged:

  • Timothy James Boles, 27
  • Daniel Holman, 42
  • Richardlee Martin Oritz, 28
  • Lanea Dawn Rodriguez, 23
  • Guillermo Jesus Hernandez, 21
  • Danea Lynn Holman, 39
  • Daysha Ann Holman, 22
  • Elisée Monique Marquez, 30 years old
  • Rachel Christine Montour, 22
  • Sierra Sandoval, 22
  • Ariel Sosa, 21
From left to right: Timothy Boles, Daniel Holman, Richardlee Ortiz, Lanea Rodriguez, Guillermo Hernandez. Bottom row: Danea Holman, Rachel Montour, Daysha Holman, Ariel Sosa, Sierra Sandoval. Credit Denver DA

The district attorney’s office said the crimes took place between February 19, 2021 and September 29, 2021,

According to the district attorney’s statement, prosecutors allege that the defendants operated in teams of two and conducted reconnaissance to identify potential target vehicles, including Kias and Hyundai.

Investigators said a team member would break the driver’s side door lock, then break the ignition lock and start the vehicle using a screwdriver. The other member of the team acted as a lookout and escape route. They then reportedly attached stolen license plates to conceal the stolen vehicles.

During the investigation, authorities said members were targeting “puffers”, any vehicle left running and unattended. Members are also accused of using credit cards found in stolen vehicles to quickly make purchases of gift cards, tools and other goods.

The district attorney’s report revealed that members have shared information and techniques with each other to perfect the best methods for quickly stealing a vehicle and bragging to each other on Facebook about their individual auto theft prowess. .

Investigators said the team also used Facebook to coordinate crimes, escape capture and make connections between them.

On some occasions, the district attorney’s office said the group was accused of live-streaming their ongoing crimes on Facebook, as other members of the company offered real-time encouragement. Facebook and other social media platforms were used to organize the sale of the suspected stolen goods.

Prosecutors said they believed the defendants used the proceeds to buy fentanyl, heroin and methamphetamine.

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