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Crips Gang Member Sentenced to Eight Years for Racketeering Conspiracy in Nebraska

For Immediate Release
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Today, a violent member of the Omaha-area Crips Gang was sentenced to eight years in prison, and five years of supervised release, for participating in a racketeering conspiracy involving acts of violence including attempted murder and assaults and drug distribution, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Robert C. Stuart of the District of Nebraska.

Gregory Bahati, aka “Pooh Bear,” aka “Murk 2x,” 22, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon after he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity, one count of threatening violence in aid of racketeering, and one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

According to the plea agreement, Bahati admitted to conspiring to conduct and participate in the affairs of the Omaha-area chapter of the Crips, known as the “40th Avenue Crips” and “44th Avenue Crips,” through a pattern of racketeering activity. As part of the plea agreement, Bahati admitted to personally committing acts of violence and distributing cocaine for the gang in furtherance of the racketeering conspiracy. According to the plea, these acts of violence included the assault of an individual for making statements disrespecting the gang and threatening violence with a gun toward another victim.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Omaha Police Department are investigating the case. Trial Attorney John S. Han of the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Molsen of the District of Nebraska are prosecuting the case.

Updated October 3, 2017

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 17-694