MINNEAPOLIS – A federal jury has reached a verdict in the case against three alleged members of an American Indian gang accused of running a criminal enterprise that terrorized people in the Upper Midwest.
The verdict was expected to be announced Tuesday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.
Authorities charged the alleged leader of the Native Mob, 34-year-old Wakinyon Wakan (wahk-IHN'-yawn wahk-ON') McArthur, and two suspected gang "soldiers" — 26-year-old Anthony Francis Cree and 25-year-old William Earl Morris — with multiple counts, including conspiracy to participate in racketeering and attempted murder in aid of racketeering.
Their attorneys argued that some members of the Native Mob might have committed individual crimes but there was no evidence of racketeering.
Authorities have said it's one of the largest gang cases in Indian Country.