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Boston gangs part of drug pipeline, officials say

When Michael Scott faced arraignment in October on a shooting charge, the alleged Woodward Avenue gang member had much more to fear than the judge that day in Roxbury District Court.

Inside the courthouse, Scott found himself surrounded by members of a rival gang from Wendover Street. Scott’s sister was there and called the leader of her brother’s gang, a man named Jonathan DaSilva who is accused of operating a sprawling drug pipeline, according to documents released this week by federal prosecutors.

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