Roberts Law Group PLLC

North Carolina Criminal Defense Attorneys

Hablamos Español • Credit Cards Accepted Visa | MasterCard | American Express | Discover Network
Download Our App Now
Android App on Google PlayDownload on the App Store

Former City Council Candidate Pleads Not Guilty to Racketeering Charges

A former Greensboro city council candidate and five other accused gang members have plead not guilty to federal charges of racketeering in District Court. The man is the leader of the North Carolina Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation.

The indictment against the former candidate for Greensboro city candidate also includes 12 other men all of whom allegedly conspired to commit arson, murder, kidnapping and extortion. According to the court reports, there is a taping with more than 100 hours of recordings where the men were said to have discussed possible crimes against former gang members.

Despite the not guilty plea, the judge determined that the man should be held without bail in the Forsyth County jail. The attorneys for the three defendants present Wednesday requested that the judge reconsider a reasonable bond, but the judge declined despite a letter signed by four local clergy.

The testimony at the hearing held Wednesday alleged that the men had previously discussed serious crimes with one another, including making bombs and Molotov cocktails in 2010. The goal, according to testimony and recordings, was to harm a former gang member who had stopped participating in the Latin King.

Source: The Republic "Former Greensboro City Council candidate, 4 other plead not guilty to racketeering," 12/14/2011

http://www.news-record.com/

Take The Next Step. Start Your Free Consultation Today.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Follow us on Twitter