Federal Indictment Charges 23 ‘Sex Money Murder’ Gang Members with Racketeering and Violent Crimes

Federal Indictment Charges 23 ‘Sex Money Murder’ Gang Members with Racketeering and Violent Crimes

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia announced a significant federal racketeering indictment against two dozen members of the ‘Sex Money Murder’ gang. Ryan Buchanan, the U.S. Attorney, detailed the charges in a Monday announcement, highlighting the gang’s extensive criminal activities.

The indictment charges 23 individuals with 12 counts, including fraud, drug trafficking, and murder, over a decade-long period across the East Coast, including Georgia. Buchanan emphasized the gang’s operations both on the streets and within prison walls, using contraband cell phones to coordinate their activities.

One notable incident in October 2017 involved a gang member murdering an inmate at Hancock State Prison on orders from another defendant. This action was allegedly in response to the victim violating a gang rule. In a particularly shocking crime, Buchanan detailed an attack by four gang members in DeKalb County, where they stormed a home and fatally shot a 9-month-old boy.

The grand jury returned the indictment last week, with most of the accused making their initial court appearances shortly after. Buchanan noted that ‘Sex Money Murder,’ a national gang and a subset of the Bloods, originated in Los Angeles in the early 1970s.

Of the 23 indicted individuals, 11 were already incarcerated, allegedly ordering or committing crimes from behind bars. The case represents a significant effort by federal authorities to curb the activities of one of the country’s most notorious and dangerous criminal gangs.

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