January 17, 2013 | 12:03pm
A 34-year-old hoodlum nicknamed "Fat Ass" is admitting he is a member of the OC Mexican Mafia and conspired to thwart the Santa Ana Police Department while participating in the expected 2009 sale of more than 100 grams of heroin in Orange County.
Kinney Stephen Uribe* signed a guilty plea in mid-December and today expects a federal judge will sign off on a deal with the government to reduce his exposure from the maximum potential punishment: a 40-year prison trip, a $5 million fine and lifetime probation supervision, according to court records.
Finding a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations conspiracy following a lengthy investigation in 2011, a federal grand jury indicted Uribe as a Mexican Mafia and F-Troop gangster assigned the task of distributing illegal narcotics and aiding fellow hoodlums escape probing police detection.
Fat Ass wasn't aware that law enforcement officers had extensive wiretaps on cell phones and recorded him making incriminating calls to accused drug dealer Glenn Navarro (AKA "Frosted Flakes") and Rigoberto Aguilar (AKA "Sneaky"), according to the court records.
Uribe, who remains in federal custody inside the Santa Ana Jail, will be sentenced at a future date by U.S. District Court Judge James V. Selna inside the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse.
In the past, Orange County gang prosecutors have won convictions against him for gang participation, violating court orders, street terrorism, vandalism, illegal ammunitions possession, property destruction and domestic violence.
[*Note: Depending on the federal record, Uribe's first name is listed as Kinney or Kenny.]