WASHINGTON --Federal officials say 11 alleged gang members have been named in an indictment accusing them of beating a gang prospect in Tomball, Texas. The indictment, unsealed Friday in Houston, charges the alleged members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas with violent crimes in aid of racketeering activity and conspiracy to engage in violent crimes in aid of racketeering. The indictment claims a prospective gang member suffered serious injury after being beaten Sept. 22, 2008, for violating ABT rules of conduct.
If convicted, the defendants face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the VICAR charge. They face a maximum of three years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the conspiracy charge.