MONTEREY PARK (CBSLA.com) — A 30-year-old woman has been accused of coordinating gang activity in Los Angeles from her home in Salina, Kansas.
Cecilia Virgen-DeLeon was arrested at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Kansas and faces two counts of conspiracy to commit assault with a deadly weapon and seven counts of street terrorism related to her involvement with the gangs.
Police said Virgen-DeLeon worked as a secretary via cellphone for a Mexican Mafia member inside the Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail.
Her job was to allegedly pass messages from her imprisoned boss to gang members both in prison and on the streets.
Those notes reportedly included directions for trafficking drugs or ordering murders and assaults.
In January, sheriff’s detectives began to investigate the activities of a criminal street gang known as Armenian Power and uncovered a connection with the Mexican Mafia.
Virgen-DeLeon was expected to be extradited to Los Angeles in two weeks to face formal charges.