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Final Gang Member Sentenced in Large Scale Racketeering Case

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

The final defendant prosecuted as part of the Northern District of Oklahoma’s case against the United Aryan Brotherhood (UAB) – a violent white supremacist gang – for racketeering and drug trafficking charges, was sentenced today.

Johnny R. Jameson, 41, of Oklahoma City, was sentenced to three years and two months in prison. He is currently serving life without parole for a state conviction.

According to court documents, the UAB operates both inside and outside prisons and funds itself through drug trafficking to promote white supremacist hatred. The Northern District of Oklahoma targeted the gang’s violent and drug trafficking activities, which led to the conviction of 18 UAB members. The UAB, and Jameson specifically, murdered a Black Oklahoma of Department of Corrections inmate. Additionally, UAB members engaged in multiple other acts of murder, drug trafficking, and money laundering both inside and outside prison facilities.

In many cases, the defendants’ federal sentences will run concurrently to state terms of imprisonment yet to be fulfilled. The additional defendants in the case were sentenced to the following terms:

  • Christopher Baldwin was sentenced to 22 years in prison.
  • Matthew Abrego was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
  • Jeremy Anderson, aka JC, was sentenced to 22 years in prison.
  • Dustin Baker was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
  • Michael Clinton, aka Mikey Clinton, was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
  • Eddie Funkhouser was sentenced to over 12 years in prison.
  • Elizabeth Lewis, aka Beth Lewis, was sentenced to over eight years in prison.
  • Charles McCully, aka Mark McCulley, aka Charles M. McCulley, was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
  • Dillon Rose was sentenced to over 17 years in prison.
  • Randy Seaton was sentenced to over seven years in prison.  
  • Brandy M. Simmons was sentenced to three years of probation.
  • James Taylor, aka JT, was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
  • Robert W. Zeidler, aka Rob Z, was sentenced to 22 years in prison.
  • Brandon Zimmerlee was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
  • Lisa Lara was sentenced to three years of probation.
  • Sisney Large was sentenced to over six years in prison.
  • Richard Young, aka Richard Pearce, was sentenced to five years in prison.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Nicole M. Argentieri of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Clinton J. Johnson for the Northern District of Oklahoma, Chief Jim Lee of the IRS Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), and Special Agent in Charge Lester R. Hayes Jr. of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Dallas made the announcement.

The IRS-CI, HSI, Oklahoma Department of Corrections, and state and local law enforcement partners investigated the case.

Trial Attorney Ken Kaplan of the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Dennis Fries and David Nasar for the Northern District of Oklahoma prosecuted the case.

Updated August 23, 2023

Topics
Violent Crime
Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 23-904