- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite (puh-LEET) says the leader of a bloody New Orleans gang has pleaded guilty in a drug and weapons case related to a mass shooting on Mother’s Day 2013.

Thirty-one-year-old Travis Scott pleaded guilty Tuesday to racketeering conspiracy, drug conspiracy and two firearms violations.

Prosecutors said his crimes included trying to intimidate witnesses after two of his brothers were arrested in a shooting that injured 20 people during a neighborhood Mother’s Day parade in 2013. That shooting was an element of the racketeering indictment.

Scott faces 20 years to life in prison, with sentencing scheduled Feb. 3.

His three brothers were among eight defendants who pleaded guilty earlier to similar crimes.


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