NEW YORK (AP) - New York City police and federal agents say they have dismantled a violent street gang that terrorized residents, made big bucks off drugs and robberies and left a trail of dead bodies in its wake.
Officials said Thursday that a 75-count indictment was unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn accusing 23 members of the Outlaw Gangsta Crips with crimes including racketeering conspiracy, murder conspiracy and attempted murder. The gang is a subgroup of the Crips street gang.
Officials say the gang created phony checks from actual paychecks, deposited them into bank accounts and then withdrew the money, making more than $500,000. They say a wiretap revealed a plan to kill two people that officials thwarted.
Officers recovered firearms and narcotics at a raid Thursday.
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