Prison gang members plead guilty

October 22, 2009 7:33:44 AM PDT
Thirteen members of a Texas prison gang have pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in federal court in San Antonio. Authorities say the members of the Texas Mexican Mafia led a conspiracy that resulted in more than two dozen killings in San Antonio between 2000 and 2005. Prosecutors said the men ordered others to enforce a tax on drug dealers in the city.

A federal grand jury indicted the men last year on a charge of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by threats or violence. They pleaded guilty on Wednesday and will be sentenced later this year to terms ranging from six to eight years in prison.

The Texas Mexican Mafia was founded in 1984 and has been recognized as one of the state's largest prison gangs.

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