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Member of white supremacist gang Aryan Brotherhood of Texas pleads guilty

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Member of white supremacist gang Aryan Brotherhood of Texas pleads guilty

Author: Jace Larson, Investigative Reporter, jlarson@click2houston.com

Published On: Aug 13 2014 10:03:56 AM CDT Updated On: Aug 13 2014 12:34:06 PM CDT

 

Houston - A member of the white supremacist group Aryan Brotherhood of Texas pleaded guilty to attempted murder and conspiracy just before noon Tuesday in federal court, Local 2 Investigates has confirmed.

 

Rusty Eugene Duke's guilty plea is part of a massive effort by the United States Justice Department, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Houston, to take down members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas involved in committing crimes.

 

Duke was among the second batch of alleged gang members indicted in 2012. The cases were one of the largest racketeering cases brought that year, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center's Hate Watch blog. The first batch of charges against 36 alleged members came in 2011, according to law enforcement. Scissors-32x32.png

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Dallas man is the last Aryan Brotherhood of Texas defendant to plead guilty in large federal racketeering case

By Kevin Krause

kkrause@dallasnews.com

 

4:57 pm on August 13, 2014

A Dallas man was the final defendant to plead guilty in a large federal racketeering case in Houston against 36 members of theAryan Brotherhood of Texas prison gang responsible for killings and mayhem across the state.

 

Rusty Eugene Duke, a high-ranking member, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity, officials said.

 

Duke gave a subordinate a gun in 2011 and ordered him to kill a man suspected of stealing drugs from the gang, court records said. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 29.

 

Federal authorities dismantled the gang’s leadership, convicting five generals and other high-ranking members, during the six-year effort. Those who were convicted were involved in murders, kidnappings, brutal beatings, fire bombings and drug trafficking, authorities said.

 

Overall, a total of 73 gang members and associates have been convicted in Texas and Oklahoma during the crack-down.Scissors-32x32.png

http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2014/08/dallas-man-is-the-last-aryan-brotherhood-of-texas-defendant-to-plead-guilty-in-large-federal-racketeering-case.html/

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