- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say the former leader of a Memphis street gang has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The U.S. attorney’s office says 28-year-old James Earl McCracken was sentenced this month by U.S. District Judge John T. Fowlkes Jr. McCracken pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy in December.

Prosecutors say McCracken served as head governor of FAM Mob, which operates in the northern section of Memphis and Shelby County, including the communities of Frayser, Raleigh and Millington.

Prosecutors say that racketeering acts associated with FAM Mob include robberies, drug trafficking, and murder. In July 2011, McCracken and other gang members robbed a drug dealer who was trafficking narcotics manufactured outside of the district.

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