Court records reveal inner workings of secretive Nuestra Familia prison gang as five are sentenced in RICO case

SAN JOSE — Five alleged Northern California gang members who are serving life sentences in state prisons are now heading to federal lockup related to a conspiracy case designed to weaken the powerful Nuestra Familia gang, new court records show.

The five men are among dozens of members of the same prison gang the federal government has targeted in an apparent strategy to go after gang leaders and alleged heavy hitters and incarcerate them outside of California, where their influence is the strongest.

Steven “Esteban” Trujillo and Salvador “Gangster” Castro both received 88 months in federal prison, while Bryan “Turtle” Robledo, Alex “Sleepy” Yrigollen, and Edgardo “Big Evil” Rodriguez

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