Native Mob takedown: a closer look at the charges [PHOTOS]

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The federal indictment names 24 suspected Native Mob members.
Over the past two weeks, local and federal law enforcement agencies have been collaborating on a statewide takedown of the Native Mob.

As we first reported in our November cover story, "The Banishing," the Native Mob started in south Minneapolis in the '90s, and has since established a national reputation through violent and drug-related crimes.

The indictment, which was unsealed in full last week, describes the gang as a well-organized criminal enterprise, alleging racketeering, witness tampering, conspiracy, and more. Maximum sentences for those charged range from 20 years to life in prison. Below is a closer look at the alleged Native Mob members and the individual charges. Notice that all 24 are charged with RICO conspiracy, which allows for extended penalties for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization.

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Wakinyon Wakan McArthur.
Wakinyon Wakan McArthur a.k.a. "Kon" and "Killa"
-RICO conspiracy.
-Conspiracy to use and carry firearms during and in relation to a crime of violence.
-Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances.
-Distribution of a controlled substance.

Shawn Michael Martinez a.k.a. "Tinez"
-RICO Conspiracy
-Conspiracy to use and carry firearms during and in relation to a crime of violence.
-Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering.
-Use and carrying of firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.
-Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances.
-Tampering with a witness.

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Christopher Lee Wuori.
Christopher Lee Wuori a.k.a. "White" and "Lil White"
-RICO conspiracy.
-Conspiracy to use and carry firearms during and in relation to a crime of violence.
-Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances.
-Distribution of a controlled substance (Two counts).

Anthony Francis Cree a.k.a. "Pun"
-RICO conspiracy.
-Conspiracy to use and carry firearms during and in relation to a crime of violence.
-Attempted murder in aid of racketeering.
-Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering.
-Use and carrying of firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

Eduardo Lopez-Villarubia a.k.a. "Furry Ed"
-RICO conspiracy.
-Conspiracy to use and carry firearms during and in relation to a crime of violence.
-Attempted murder in aid of racketeering.
-Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering.
-Use and carrying of firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.
-Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances.

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William Earl Morris.
William Earl Morris a.k.a "Odie"
-RICO conspiracy.
-Conspiracy to use and carry firearms during and in relation to a crime of violence.
-Attempted murder in aid of racketeering.
-Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering.
-Use and carrying of firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.
-Armed career criminal in possession of a firearm.

Alex John Jones a.k.a "Bunz"
-Conspiracy to use and carry firearms during and in relation to a crime of violence.
-Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering.
-Use and carrying of firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence (Four counts).
-Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering (Three counts).
-Attempted murder in aid of racketeering.
-Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances.

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Damien Lee Beaulieu.
Damien Lee Beaulieu a.k.a. "Dames" and "Damez"
-RICO conspiracy.
-Conspiracy to use and carry firearms during and in relation to a crime of violence.
-Attempted murder in aid of racketeering.
-Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering (Four counts).
-Use and carrying of firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence (Four counts)
-Attempted murder in aid of racketeering.
-Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering.
-Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances.

Kieron Keith Kier
-Conspiracy to use and carry firearms during and in relation to a crime of violence
-Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
-Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances.

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Dale Wesly Ballinger, Jr.
Dale Wesley Ballinger, Jr. a.k.a. "DJ"
-RICO conspiracy.
-Conspiracy to use and carry firearms during and in relation to a crime of violence.
-Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering (Two counts).
-Use and carrying of firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence (Two counts).
-Attempted murder in aid of racketeering.

Lance Maurice Hanks a.k.a. "LB"
-RICO conspiracy
-Conspiracy to use and carry firearms during and in relation to a crime of violence.
-Attempted murder in aid of racketeering.
-Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering.
-Use and carrying of firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.



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native4L
native4L

Why is Native Mob getting all the bad publicity when there's many other gangs out there terrorizing the cities. My son is in the mob ....Shout out to Counrty!!!! love you.

I'm a survivor of serious Domestic Abuse, to the point I am wheelchair bound and unable to care for myself, all from the hands of a "White Boy". Guess who makes sure I'm well taken care of on a daily basis, its these so called awful Boys and Men of the mob. I believe people out there have to much time on there hands and not to worry about the "MOB" but stay focused on CHILD MOLESTERS, & RAPISTS & WOMAN BEATERS. Its just sickening to see you need to target one group of people. But thanks for making them more popular by writing about the MOB, I'm sure there are many that didn't know of them

ndnlookingin
ndnlookingin

I see alot of finger pointing and other name being dragged in this which is sad, lets not lose sight of what this articule is about these young men are in jail for a reason. As for Janet I cn understand one of these men are your son and I feel bad for you no mother wants to see there child in prison, but running with gang and dealing drugs, and everything that goes along with that DOES NOT sound like contributing member of soceity. I just hope and pray these young men can get there lives together once they paid for there wrong doing. If the native people could work together and forget there own personal agendas maybe we all can make a difference.

JHJAM
JHJAM

My son GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL. Signed up for College at DUNWOODY INSTITUTE!! He wants to be a contributing member of society, get a College Degree, Pay taxes, get married and have a family he can provide for. HIS NAME IS LANCE HANKS!! He has one tri-mester of college credits from DUNWOODY-FALL QUARTER 2011!! He was supposed to start the next quarter JAN.10TH 2012. Went to jail on JAN.6TH 2012. He is a GOOD GUY, HAS A GOOD HEART--- Not all these guys are bad as they sound. Just a few make it sound awful. LANCE HAS A MOM AND DAD, SISTERS, BROTHERS, AUNTIES, COUSINS, AND REALLY GOOD FRIENDS. WE WILL SHOW A LARGE AMOUNT OF SUPPORT AT HIS COURT PROCEEDINGS. I LOVE MY SON LANCE. HE WANTED TO BE A DOCTER-- AUTOMOTIVE DOCTER JUST LIKE HIS DAD, AND HIS DADS DAD. That would be three generations of automachanics in the family. At least he was trying to BETTER HIMSELF. His uncle Charlie had a job lined up for him during the summer at his AUTOMOTIVE GARAGE--HANDS ON EXPERIENCE for the summer while school was out. THE ONLY GUNS HE HAD WAS HIS ARMS- HE HAS TWO GUNS--LEFT ARM & RIGHT ARM!! He was known for fist fighting with his arms. ONE ON ONE--HE CAN UFC FIGHT TOO.  If you wanna talk, just call me his ma, JANET 218 204 0286. 

janitrusty
janitrusty

the dale dude is in custody in rochester jail. and bein held for other agency (USMarshalls) life as he knew it is over. im guessing they will send him to out of state prison. at least one of them is caught (that i know of)

aBABYMAMAyouknow!!
aBABYMAMAyouknow!!

some people on here hve no damn room to speak!!! As if they are some kinda positive influence...ya'll were the muthafuckers they looked up too!!! But since your old asses didnt get indicted yall wanna make comments like your some kinda role model just trying to help these boys out!!! YOUR A JOKE!!!

Vwichernlastname
Vwichernlastname

FREE MY FIANCE KIERON KIETH KIER!!!!! JUS KNO I LOVE YOU TA DEATH AND IM ALWAYS HEAR FOR YOU BABY XOXOXO LOVE VICTORIA LYNN KIER

guest
guest

most of you people saying stuff on here are goin to forget about this when its all over with and nothings goin to change...its the same everywhere the reservations, mpls, and all everybodys doin is looking for somebody to blame. all i know is a lot parents don't give a f*ck so preoccupied with drugs, alcohol, and relationships its sad.

Queenbp22
Queenbp22

Good thing they got caught but- this doesn't help our community- it just makes more non native people look down on anshinabe people. Making it look like little earth is a breeding ground of the native mob gang. Maybe if native Americans were more recognized positively in the community - we wouldn't have these young men looking for acceptance in gangs. Yes columbus wiped out millions of us but he was from spain, let's take some responsibility and break the cycle people!

Three7_777aa
Three7_777aa

They will probably get a slap on the wrist and be back in the community on welfare.

Gimiwan_inini69
Gimiwan_inini69

Ive been down this road before and I know what life is like when people turn their backs on you and treat you like trash..And then this elder named Mike Smith came into My life and showd me love like NO ONE before and He didnt care what I was doing in my life He just wanted to help me no matter if I was drunk or high...Now that is what being a Native is all about...

Sawyerpost
Sawyerpost

and who the hell lets a white boy in a native mob anyways??? ( christopher wuori ) well he'll make someone a cute little biotch in the joint! lol

Sdotperx
Sdotperx

The Anishinabe (Original People) are a proud, strong, and traditional people. All of us who are left are the survivors of the strongest physically and spiritually. they tried to oppress us, make us slaves but couldn't. we've witnessed some of the most horrific violence a human being could possibly do to another human being, but still we carry on. Not afraid to die we act and speak against them because thats how we roll. 520 years worth of having the American flag shoved down our throats, little tiny American flags poked in our bullet wounds. the only ones that ever had our back was us, and its frustrating growing up and dealing with the constant racism thrown at us. some of us fight, others hate themselves, and a lot of us got lost, but we still remain with hope.no choice is a way of force. how the hell does a Columbian product make its way to a reservation that still doesn't have any cell phone reception? nobody wants to be there but they have to, but there are ways to escape, ways to make what you despise into something you love, a substance, imagination in a bottle, I can fly and I dont have to try. Just a bunch of loopy birds bumping into each other at the store, on the conveyor belt a case of 211 40 oz. beer, pampers, and milk. the cashiers doesn't know how you got the money, all she knows is your taking care of yours.the bloodline is thinning, half breeds running around looking to be a part of something, wanting to show everybody how strong they are, looking for acceptance. we used to be Warriors, but if you look at our DNA it'll say we are still Warriors. one push up through a song and we are singing a new song like we've been singing it for years. I never grew up speaking my language but when I heard it for the first time it felt so familiar and safe. there is something about young Native Men gathering looking to show their Warrior qualities that feels so familiar for us, but something just isn't right.I can only imagine in my previous life, when we came out of our tipi's to meet and greet these new people and trade with them, the first time I was introduced to a gun. this the new way of fighting. the creator has sent these tools in our life because its time to evolve now. these are bullets, you put them in here and pull this little trigger. you are now a force to be reckoned with. So now every once in a while I have the privilege to meet a young Warrior spirit and show him/her our new guns and bullets. and all it takes is just one little victory to make that Warrior want more. these are books, you put them in your head so that when your trigger is pulled you can keep on shooting for the rest of your life if you want to. make a difference in the world, be one in a million. or you can do what the devil wants you to do and be where he wants you to be, where you are the same person as the next cell over. do you want to hustle for pampers, give your life for the benefit of a cool gang name? thats all it is, even the leader is the Gangs bitch and must do what it takes to make this name scary for the future gangbangers to use it effectively. A bunch of 20 something young men, just doing that thing, the only thing available to them. if I was to lay a 20 year plan on the table along with Millions of dollars, a respected by everyone card, with instructions so easy a caveman can do it, or the option of sitting in this room for 20 years? obviously nobody in their right mind would choose the room, on purpose, but it seems to be end result. somebody just has to show them their options. our government was designed to kill the Native people so why would we depend on them to show us ways out? the answer is as simple as Giving a fuck and showing our young ones their options. having our own backs.I feel sorry for these fools, im sure they have regrets but at the same time they are a little proud of themselves for all the attention they've been getting, The Name "Native Mob" means something today, but tomorrow I'm going to see star wars 3D and I will have forgotten their story and what they look like Good Job Native Mobsters your street cred is 720 but now your in prison. 

Realtalknative
Realtalknative

I hope this is an eye opener for our native youth who want to join an gang!!! Please come back to our spiritial/Traditional circle this is what make you stand out in your community and gives you pride and belonging

jww
jww

Dale Wesley Ballinger a.k.a "Rat Tail Dale". Derrick Dewayne Williams a.k.a. "Duh-Wayne"

and so on...

Research
Research

If I looked like half these people, I'd get angry and commit crimes also.  Damien is trying so hard to grow his chin fuzz which upsets him.

GOD
GOD

Conspiracy?wow, well the law is at it i am sure there are some peeps at the Minnesota state capital that might need to be detained for conspiracy of corrupting the American national GOVT.To boot how are Native Americans even under our state laws... THEY OWN OUR COUNTRY... remember...

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