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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

Derrick Dewayne Williams a.k.a. "DJ" -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. -Felon in possession of a firearm.

Irah Lee Goodwin -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. -Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering. -Use and carrying of firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

Stirling Michael Heaton a.k.a. "Pitbull" -RICO conspiracy. -Conspiracy to use and carry firearms during and in relation to a crime of violence. -Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. -Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime and crime of violence. -Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances.

Dale John Pindegayosh a.k.a. "JP" -RICO conspiracy -Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. -Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. -Felon in possession of ammunition.

Samuel Kyle White -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.

Aaron James Gilbert, Jr. a.k.a. "Fatboy" -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. -Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Eric Lee Bower -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.

Codey Joseph Stone -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.

Justen Lee Poitra a.k.a. "Justo" -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.

Jason Francis Poitra a.k.a. "J-Twin" -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.

Cory Gene Oquist a.k.a. "Guns" -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. -Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Matthew Steven Poitra a.k.a. "Chewy" -RICO conspiracy -Conspiracy to use and carry firearms during and in relation to a crime of violence.

Shelby Gene Boswell a.k.a "Sweets" -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.

Source for charges and aliases: U.S. Attorneys Office.

Previous Coverage:

  • Eric Bower still wanted in Native Mob federal crackdown
  • The Banishing
  • Native Mob takedown by feds shuts down Minnesota prisons
  • Zachary Nayquonabe, banished Ojibwe member, arrested back on reservation
  • Cody St. John's case against attackers still ongoing
  • William Nickaboine's murder: More than a year later, still no conviction

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