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    ATLANTA -- The rapper Gunna was booked into a jail in Atlanta on a racketeering charge Wednesday after he was indicted with fellow rapper Young Thug and more than two dozen other people.An indictment filed Monday in Fulton County Superior Court accuses Gunna, whose given name is Sergio Kitchens, of violating Georgia's anti-racketeering law. It was not immediately clear whether he had a lawyer who could comment on the charges.The indictment alleges that Young Thug co-founded a violent street gang that committed murders, shootings and carjackings over roughly a decade and promoted its activities in songs and on social media. It includes a wide-ranging list of 181 acts that prosecutors say were committed starting in 2013 as part of the alleged racketeering conspiracy to further the gang's interests.
    ATLANTA (AP) — The rapper Gunna was booked into a jail in Atlanta on a racketeering charge Wednesday after he was indicted with fellow rapper Young Thug and more than two dozen other people. An indictment filed Monday in Fulton County Superior Court accuses Gunna, whose given name is Sergio Kitchens, of violating Georgia’s anti-racketeering law. It was not immediately clear whether he had a lawyer who could comment on the charges. The indictment alleges that Young Thug co-founded a violent street gang that committed murders, shootings and carjackings over roughly a decade and promoted its activities in songs and on social media. It includes a wide-ranging list of 181 acts that prosecutors say were committed starting in 2013 as part of the alleged racketeering conspiracy to further the gang’s interests. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    A federal court in New York sentenced a Gambino crime family captain to prison and ordered him to pay $1 million in restitution for his role in a racketeering conspiracy. The mobster will also pay a fine of $15,000. U.S. District Judge Ann M. Donnelly sentenced Andrew Campos, a captain in the Gambino crime family of La Cosa Nostra to 37 months in prison. She also ordered that he pay $1 million in restitution and a fine of $15,000 following his plea agreement on charges related to wire fraud and money laundering, according to information obtained from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. “As a captain in the Gambino crime family, Campos has engaged in multiple fraud and money laundering schemes and maintained the corrosive influence of organized crime in the construction industry,” stated United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Breon Peace. “This Office, together with its law enforcement partners, will continue to pursue all investigative avenues to deter, interrupt and hold accountable members of organized crime who seek to line...
    NXIVM cofounder and Keith Raniere's alleged 'second-in-command' Nancy Salzman has arrived at court where she will be sentenced for her part in the sex cult. Salzman, 66, linked arms with two companions as she walked into Brooklyn federal court, New York, Wednesday morning, more than two years after she pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge.  She is expected to face between 33 and 41 months in prison.    NXIVM was founded by Raniere and Salzman as a purported self-help group and multi-level marketing company in Albany, New York, in the 1990s, offering personal improvement and professional development training programs.  In 2015, a number of NXIVM employees entered into a secret society known as Dominus Obsequious Sororium (DOS) - a sex cult controlled by Raniere.  As part of the secret master/slave club, women were branded, turned into his sex slaves, made to live off just 500 calories a day and forced to make a lifetime vow to obey their 'masters'.  Raniere was sentenced to 120 years in prison in October 2020 for charges including sex trafficking after being found guilty of turning cult followers...
    Attorney General Chris Carr today announced the indictment of Parker Dean and James Graham on one charge of racketeering.  Dean was also indicted on one count of possession of a firearm by a first offender probationer. “Crimes against government agencies are also crimes against the taxpayers of Georgia, and it is our job to ensure perpetrators are appropriately held accountable,” said Attorney General Chris Carr. “We commend the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for their outstanding work in this case, and we look forward to presenting it in court.” Attorney General Carr’s Prosecution Division presented evidence to a Barrow County grand jury, resulting in Dean and Graham’s indictment* on August 9, 2021. As part of the Racketeering scheme, the Defendants are alleged to have burglarized and stolen property from 11 different DNR facilities. Specifically, the indictment charges the defendants with the following which, if convicted, can carry the respective penalties: Racketeering, O.C.G.A. § 16-14-4(c) [both Dean and Graham] – 5-20...
    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A former correctional officer has pleaded guilty to a federal racketeering conspiracy charge in connection with her work at a Maryland prison, authorities announced Friday. According to 27-year-old Chanel Pierce’s plea agreement, she conspired with inmates and outside facilitators to smuggle contraband, including controlled dangerous substances such as Suboxone, into the Jessup Correctional Institution and then distribute it to inmates. In exchange for regularly smuggling in the contraband, Pierce received thousands of dollars in bribe payments, according to a U.S. Justice Department news release. Inmates at the maximum-security prison then sold the contraband, making profits that far exceeded similar sales on the street, the news release said. Pierce, of Pikesville, Maryland, is scheduled to be sentenced in January. She faces a maximum of 20 years in prison. Several other co-defendants in the scheme have also pleaded guilty. (© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A former correctional officer has pleaded guilty to a federal racketeering conspiracy charge in connection with her work at a Maryland prison, authorities announced Friday. According to 27-year-old Chanel Pierce's plea agreement, she conspired with inmates and outside facilitators to smuggle contraband, including controlled dangerous substances such as Suboxone, into the Jessup Correctional Institution and then distribute it to inmates. In exchange for regularly smuggling in the contraband, Pierce received thousands of dollars in bribe payments, according to a U.S. Justice Department news release. Inmates at the maximum-security prison then sold the contraband, making profits that far exceeded similar sales on the street, the news release said. Pierce, of Pikesville, Maryland, is scheduled to be sentenced in January. She faces a maximum of 20 years in prison. Several other co-defendants in the scheme have also pleaded guilty. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Delaware, Maryland, Associated Press
    A former correctional officer at a maximum-security prison in Jessup, Maryland, has pleaded guilty to a federal racketeering conspiracy charge, the United States Attorney’s Office announced Friday. Chanel Pierce, 27, of Pikesville pleaded guilty to a charge of federal racketeering conspiracy in connection with her work at the Jessup Correctional Institution. The Justice Department said the conspiracy included former correctional officers, inmates and others outside the prison system. Per Pierce’s plea agreement, prosecutors said that from at least 2017 until her arrest in February, Pierce had “conspired with other [corrections officers], inmates and outside facilitators to smuggle contraband into JCI, including narcotics, alcohol, tobacco and cellphones, in order to enrich themselves and protect and expand their criminal operation.” The agreement and other court documents also said “[corrections officers] accepted or agreed to accept payments from facilitators and/or inmates or engaged in sexual relations with inmates as consideration for smuggling contraband into JCI,” according a Justice Department news release. “Inmates acted as both wholesalers and retailers of contraband and in the process made profits that far exceeded the profits that could...
    New York prison officials released a reported MS-13 member despite a federal murder charge and federal authorities wishing to keep him behind bars. Ever Morales-Lopez, 26, was released on Sept. 3 from the Washington Correctional Facility in Comstock. Nicknamed "White Boy” and “Lenky,” Morales-Lopez received early parole for a 2018 conspiracy conviction, the New York Post reported. A federal arrest warrant for Morales-Lopez was issued to keep him in prison after he and seven other suspected gang members were indicted this summer on racketeering charges that include six murders, two attempted murders, and a kidnapping conspiracy, a source told the New York Post. The FBI learned of his release five days after the fact, with a Department of Corrections and Community Supervision spokesperson saying prison officials never received a physical warrant to keep him behind bars. The FBI, however, was able to arrest him 12 hours after learning of his release, and he is being held without bail after a judge found he is at “serious risk” of flight and a “danger to the community.” ...
    The former head men's soccer coach at University of California, Los Angeles pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiracy to commit racketeering in which he helped admit students to the school under false pretenses. Jorge Salcedo, 47, entered his plea on Monday. On multiple occasions, the ex-coach "recruited" students without the skill level to play on his team in exchange for payment from the students' parents. He even went so far as to create fake backstories for the students. In one case, when officials from the university questioned the credentials of a fraudulent recruit, he came up with a fake explanation that he had heard about her through a club team coach. For the schemes, Salcedo received $200,000 in bribes. Salcedo is a big name in U.S. collegiate soccer. He had been with UCLA for many years and led the team to several conference titles. He has also signed the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation six times. For his plea, the government will recommend a sentence at the low end of the sentencing...
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