Alaska white supremacist gang members face federal charges

Several members of a white supremacist prison gang operating in Alaska correctional facilities and two other states have been charged in a racketeering enterprise that includes counts of murder, assault, kidnapping and distribution of drugs and firearms.

Six men, including one who legally changed his name to Filthy Fuhrer, are charged in the Aug. 3, 2017, kidnapping and murder of another member, Michael Staton.

Bryan Schroder, Alaska's U.S. Attorney, said Wednesday two others have already pleaded guilty to the murder count.

He said the men were members of the white supremacist gang known as the 1488s. Its members are serving in Alaska prisons, and some were sent to facilities in Arizona and Colorado.

The indictment says all gang members are required to "be white, look white and act white."