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Feds unseal racketeering indictment against 23 members and associates of the Ghostface Gangsters

March 14, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Feds unseal racketeering indictment against 23 members and associates of the Ghostface Gangsters Feds indict 23 membeers of the Ghostface Gangsters prison gang in Georgia

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Federal prosecutors have unsealed a massive 21-count racketeering indictment against 23 purported leaders, members and, associates of the Ghostface Gangsters prison gang.

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions along with U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak for the Northern District of Georgia made the announcement last week.

According to a Justice Department press release, the indictment charges 23 defendants from Georgia, Ohio and, Tennesee with conspiracy to commit racketeering and conspiracy to commit drug trafficking, along with four counts of attempted murder, carjacking, kidnapping, assault, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and weapons violations.

A majority of the defendants ranging in age from, 24 to 59, were already in custody.

Officials said among the suspects named in the indictments include two founding members identified Jeffrey Alan Bourassa, 35, also known as “J.B.,” “Babyface,” who is charged with aiding and abetting another person by kidnapping and maiming a fellow gang member; and David Gene Powell, 40, also known as “Davo,” charged with aiding and abetting another person by kidnapping and assaulting a fellow gang member.

Among the Ghostface Gangsters charged in the indictments include two of the gang’s “Founding Pillars” Jeffrey Alan Bourassa (right) and David Gene Powell (left)

Nine Ghostface Gangsters face counts including conspiracy to commit racketeering in furtherance of the gang’s criminal enterprise, including two of the gang’s founding “Pillars.”

The nine co-conspirators are also charged with several counts of attempted murder along with kidnapping, weapons offenses, drug trafficking, assaults, witness tampering, wire fraud and other crimes in furtherance of the group’s illicit activities.

According to the indictment, these gang members are accused of murdering two correctional officers and a Polk County detective.

Federal prosecutors have also charged other members and associates are charged in a drug conspiracy, and with separate counts of violent crimes in aid of racketeering, including carjacking, attempted murder, kidnapping, assault with serious bodily injury and maiming.

Additionally, feds indicted four female defendants including a gang leader known as a “first lady,” identified as 35-year-old Genevieve Waits, 26-year-old Kayli Brewer, 26-year-old Samantha Miller and 27-year-old Hailey Danielle Sizemore.

Feds indicted 23 members of the Ghostface Gangsters prison gang in Georgia
last week

The Ghostface Gangsters are a whites-only prison gang which was founded in the Cobb County, Georgia prison system in 1998.

The gang has since expanded outside the prison system, and its membership is now estimated to include thousands of members throughout Georgia.

“An attack on our law enforcement officers is an attack on all of us and can never be tolerated,” Sessions said in a statement following the unsealing of the indictments.

“Law enforcement officers are the thin blue line standing between law-abiding people and the violent gangs and criminals who peddle poison to our young people, terrorize our communities, and attempt to impose a false sovereignty over our neighborhoods.”

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