Native Mob killed fellow gang member to shut him up, according to indictment
From the left: Wakinyon Wakan McArthur, Jesus Thomas Ali, Christopher Lee Wouri.
Jeremee Kraskey was going to talk to the feds. He had already given them information.
That, at least, was the belief of his fellow Native Mob gang members on February 26, 2011 -- the day Kraskey was shut up for good, according to new charges leveled in the federal case against the Native American gang.
In addition to his six original charges, Shawn Michael Martinez, a.k.a. "Tinez," now faces four more in relation to the death of Kraskey, who the feds say never actually gave anything to law enforcement. Martinez is one of the few alleged gang members named in the indictment who hasn't taken a plea deal in recent months.
After Martinez shot and killed Kraskey, several of the gang members held an "emergency meeting" to discuss his death, according to the superseding indictment, filed last week. Other than Martinez, Wakinyon McArthur and Christopher Lee Wuori were also present.
McArthur and Wuori were also both named in the original indictment, and now face several more charges, including assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering and use and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.
According to the indictment:
-The two gang members tried to kill a man by "shooting him three times with a .40-caliber handgun while he held his five-year-old daughter."
-They two were involved in a so-called "gang mission," for which they shot up the house of a rival gang member in summer 2010 for selling drugs on Mob turf.
-In March 2010, they ordered fellow gang members to rob a rival's house while wearing masks and armed with pistols.
Another alleged gang member was also added to the case, bringing the defendant count to 25. Jesus Thomas Ali faces four charges: conspiracy to participate in racketeering, conspiracy to use and carry firearms during and in relation to a crime of violence, and two counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Ali possessed with intent to distribute crack and a mixture containing meth. He also ordered a Native Mob member to beat someone he suspected of stealing from the gang, and earlier this year, told someone that he could either pay the Native Mob $1,500, or be beaten on a daily basis.
In light of the superseding indictment, Martinez's attorney filed a motion requesting the trial be postponed until next year.
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