Three gang members plead guilty in Dodge City racketeering case

6/13/2013

Three gang members plead guilty in Dodge City racketeering case

Three gang members plead guilty in Dodge City racketeering case

By The Telegram

Three members of a Dodge City street gang charged in a federal racketeering case have pleaded guilty, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Wednesday in a press release.

Angel Cerda, 27, Dodge City, pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting attempted murder, which was a violent crime in aid of racketeering. He admitted he was involved in an Oct. 4, 2008, incident in which two people were shot.

Jesus Torres, 29, Dodge City, pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting assault with a dangerous weapon, which was a violent crime in aid of racketeering. He admitted he was involved in an Aug. 27, 2011, incident in which two people were stabbed with knives.

Fabian Neave, 26, Dodge City, pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy. He admitted that from 2008 to 2012 he acted as a principal conspirator with the gang, and that he was involved in acts of robbery, attempted murder and drug trafficking.

Cerda is set for sentencing Sept. 3. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.

Torres is set for sentencing Sept. 3. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $250,000.

Neave is set for sentencing Sept. 9. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $250,000.

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