- Associated Press - Friday, June 6, 2014

HOUSTON (AP) - Justice Department officials say a high-ranking member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang has pleaded guilty to racketeering charges.

Terry Ross “Big Terry” Blake, of Corpus Christi, now faces up to life in prison.

Court documents show the 56-year-old Blake, identified as a general in the gang established in Texas prisons in the 1980s, was involved in murder, robbery, arson, kidnapping and drug trafficking. Documents say gang members met regularly throughout Texas, discussing gang-related business, collecting dues, disciplining fellow members and discussing violence against rivals.

With the plea Friday before U.S. District Judge Sim Lake in Houston, Blake admits to being a member of the gang’s criminal enterprise. His sentencing is set for Oct. 8.

He’s the 28th of 36 gang members arrested for criminal activity to plead guilty.


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