Eight 662 Boss Piru Gangstas Charged
The 19-count indictment noted the rape and sexual assault of a young girl attempting to leave the gang.
September 16, 2008
WASHINGTON DC NEWS -- Eight gangstas of the 662 Boss Piru gang, a Set of the notorious, nationwide Bloods gang, have been charged by a federal grand jury in a 19-count indictment, which notes the rape and assault of a young girl attempting to leave the gang. The 19-count indictment charges the Bloods gang members with violating RICO laws, conspiracy to commit kidnapping in aid of racketeering activity, kidnapping in aid of racketeering activity as well as numerous local offenses, including kidnapping, assault with a dangerous weapon, six counts of sexual abuse and obstructing justice.
The indictment alleges that on June 8, 2008, the 662 Boss Piru gangstas kidnapped and assaulted a fellow young female gangsta who was attempting to leave the gang. The assault occurred in the 4900 block of Astor Place, SE, Washington, D.C. Afterward, the young girl was brought to a secluded area in the 4500 block of Grant Street, NE, by the following five of the defendants:
The five of the defendants are then alleged to have forced the young girl to perform sexual acts with four men that she did not know.
Furthermore, the indictment alleges that the 662 Boss Piru gang is a criminal enterprise that has operated since at least 2004, and engages in a variety of criminal activities including prostitution, narcotics dealing, assault, threats, witness intimidation, kidnapping and robbery in the D.C., Maryland, Virginia and elsewhere. According to the indictment, members of the 662 Boss Piru gang use intimidation, violence and threats of violence, including assault and kidnapping, to discipline and punish gang members and associates who violate enterprise rules or were disloyal.
Below is a compltete list of the Eight 662 Boss Piru gangstas indited:
In announcing the 19 count Indictment, U.S. Attorney Jeffrey A. Taylor, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Chief Cathy L. Lanier, and Joseph Persichini Jr., Assistant Director in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Washington Field Office, praised the efforts of the FBI Special Agents who are investigating the case, including the work of members of the MPD:
Also commended were U.S. Attorney's Office support personnel Eugena Johnson, Nicole Lee, James Mazzitelli, Kim Hall and Teesha Tobias, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mark O'Brien and Greg Marshall, who are prosecuting the case.
The indictment was returned under seal on September 9, 2008, and unsealed on Friday, September 12, 2008, following the arrest of several of the defendants who were arraigned Monday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. If convicted of the charges, the defendants face the possibility of life imprisonment without the possibility of release. Some of the Eight Blood's 662 Boss Piru gangstas still remain at-large, but at present it is believed that the MPD has not requested the public's assistance in locating the Bloods.
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