FRESNO — A woman accused of being the “secretary” of an incarcerated fellow Aryan Brotherhood is sentenced to 12 1/2 years in federal prison for her role in an interstate methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy. Court records show that it did.
Torrance’s Stephanie Madsen was found guilty on March 29 by U.S. District Judge Jennifer Thurston. Madsen pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy and methamphetamine distribution charges after being indicted in 2020 as part of an investigation into the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang and a Fresno-area gang known as the Fresnex.
Madsen has been named by federal prosecutors as the girlfriend and secretary of Kenneth Bash, an alleged Aryan Brotherhood affiliate who is incarcerated at Salinas Valley State Penitentiary. According to court records, Madsen and Bash arranged for a courier named Jacob Renshaw to transport two shipments of methamphetamine to Montana.
The drugs were hidden in the door of the courier van, but authorities intercepted them in each case, taking £5 from a Dodge Charger in September 2020 and the next month, allegedly driven by co-defendant Brock Larson. Seized £12 from Kia Optima. The investigation was based heavily on wiretapping to smuggle the mobile phones of incarcerated gang members, and also Drug charges against two men in Montana Suspicion of ties to the Sinaloa Cartel.
Madsen’s attorneys have submitted a sealed sentencing memo.However, many of Madsen’s friends and family have filed support letters with the court
“Stephanie is a very moral person,” a letter from her brother later wrote: ”
Bash, on the other hand, faced more serious charges last September. Prosecutors found Salinas in January 2020 guilty of conspiracy to kill a man suspected of sexually abusing a girl, as well as ordering a non-fatal stabbing while he was showering at Valley State Penitentiary. was indicted in .
The defense said Bash did not order or participate in the prison stabbing, and that the victim, who had ties to both the Aryan Brotherhood and the Nazi lowrider gang, had “checked” on him. Police reports of the stabbing show that the victim told authorities he believed he was attacked because of a drug debt, and that a white inmate had been stabbed in the prison yard where the shooting took place. It is said that he nominated Bash when he was in charge of the person.
https://www.mercurynews.com/2023/04/02/woman-gets-12-year-prison-term-for-her-role-in-multi-state-aryan-brotherhood-meth-trafficking-scheme/ Woman sentenced to 12 years in prison for involvement in Aryan Brotherhood meth trafficking scheme