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8 Albany, Georgia Bloods gang members indicted on 54 counts of human trafficking Attorney General Carr:Gangs behind crime wave in Georgia

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Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced that the office’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit has indicted eight Albany, GA Bloods gang members on 54 gang and human trafficking charges in which they forced minors and others into sexual servitude. A Dougherty County Grand Jury returned the indictment on July 28.

“Gangs are behind the crime wave that is affecting Georgia communities, and members are willing to commit horrific acts to help fuel their illegal activities,” said Carr. “We will continue to vigorously prosecute gang members for their crimes, and we look forward to presenting this case – which contends there is a nexus between gangs and human trafficking – in court.”

“Conducting human trafficking and criminal street gang investigations are top priorities for the GBI,” said Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vic Reynolds. “We are committed to investigating crimes that affect the safety of our communities. No human should be subjected to sexual servitude or labor trafficking. We will continue to work with Attorney General Carr’s office as they prosecute these horrendous crimes.”

An investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Office of the Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit has revealed evidence supporting that, among other things, a victim was physically and sexually assaulted, drugged, held against their will and placed into sexual servitude by these known gang members in order to generate money for their gang. The defendants, individually and together, are alleged to have engaged in repeated criminal activity in the following ways:

The Defendants:

  1. Bryant Hooker (Counts 1, 2, 41-44 and 53)
  2. Johnny Howard (Counts 1, 2, 37-44 and 54)
  3. Jamie Rosier (Counts 1,2, and 41-44)
  4. Treshawn Smith (Counts 1, 2, 33-40 and 49-52)
  5. Jeston Yates (Counts 1-12 and 18-51)
  6. Ronaldo Patterson (Counts 1, 2, 12-14, and 33-40)
  7. Korina Johnson (Counts 1, 2, 15-17 and 24-29)
  8. Robert Wingfield (Counts 1,2, and 33-40)

The Charges:

  1. Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act; Conspiracy to Participate in an Enterprise Through a Pattern of Racketeering Activity
  2. Violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act; Conspiracy to Acquiring Money and Property Through a Pattern of Racketeering Activity
  3. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  4. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  5. Rape
  6. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  7. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  8. Aggravated Sodomy
  9. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  10. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  11. Simple Battery
  12. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  13. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  14. Rape
  15. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  16. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  17. Aggravated Sodomy
  18. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  19. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  20. Aggravated Sexual Battery
  21. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  22. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  23. Aggravated Assault
  24. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  25. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  26. Aggravated Assault
  27. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  28. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  29. False Imprisonment
  30. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  31. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  32. Rape
  33. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  34. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  35. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  36. Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude
  37. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  38. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  39. Ct. 39: Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  40. Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude
  41. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  42. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  43. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  44. Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude
  45. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  46. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  47. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  48. Pimping
  49. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  50. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  51. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  52. Pimping
  53. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  54. Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act

The Penalties:

If convicted, each count could carry the following penalties:

The Gang:

The Inglewood Family Gangster Bloods (IFGB), also known as the Inglewood Family Gang (IFG) and The Family, is a subset of the larger criminal street gang known as the Bloods.  The Bloods formed in the Los Angeles area in the 1970’s as a rival gang to the Crips gang, which had formed a decade earlier in that same region. The Inglewood Family gang joined the Blood’s movement and became the Inglewood Family Gangster Bloods. The city of Inglewood, California, located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, sits to the west of the 110 Freeway. Gangs on this side of the 110 Freeway are considered West Side gangs. The first four sets of IFGB which formed were 77th Street, 80th Street, 92nd Street, and 94th Street. These gangs were based around Normandie Avenue, which runs through Inglewood, but the gang eventually claimed additional territory. The gang claims Darby Park in Inglewood as their central base along with the area around it. The 77th Street, 80th Street, 92nd Street, and 94th Street subsets of IFGB eventually consolidated into the larger IFGB gang. Gang members incorporated the numbers 77, 80, 92, and 94 in their identifiers to show reverence to the original sets. These individual sets include cliques such as 77th Street, Rollin’ 80s, 92nd Street, 94th Street. The Inglewood Family Gang in the Dougherty County, Georgia area is part of the 80’s Street a/k/a Rollin 80’s clique.

 

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