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

Categories: Crime

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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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