HOUSTON (AP) – Federal prosecutors say four top leaders of the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang are among the nearly three dozen gang members charged in a 43-page indictment that accuses them of a multitude of offenses, including charges that could result in several of them getting the death penalty.
The 17-count indictment was returned three weeks ago by a federal grand jury in Houston and unsealed Friday.READ MORE: Opal Lee's Annual Walk Was Extra Special Saturday After Juneteenth Becomes Federal Holiday
Authorities say 14 of the people named in the indictment have been arrested, 15 others already were in custody and five are being sought. Four of those charged are identified as generals in the military-style “whites-only” gang founded in Texas prisons in the 1980s.READ MORE: Fender Bender Leads To Shooting That Left 1 Dead, 1 Injured In Dallas, Police Say
All are charged with racketeering conspiracy. Some are charged with murder, kidnapping, assault and conspiracy to distribute illegal drugs.
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