The Premiere Website For Police News In Texas

          




 

HOME PAGE

 

ABOUT US

 
SUBSCRIBE HERE
 

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

 
ADVERTISNG HERE
 

AMBER ALERTS

 

EVENTS

 

CONTACT US

 

CLASSIFIDE ADS

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
2013

 

WE GET LETTERS

 

VISIT OUR SUBSCRIBERS

 

HELPFUL LINKS

 
TEXAS MOST WANTED
 

PHOTO GALLERY

 

RECORDED 
INTERVIEWS

 

ARCHIVES

 

POLICE TO CITIZEN

 

RECOMMENDED
READING

 

SOUND-OFF

 

YOUR WEATHER


 

Aryan Brotherhood of Texas Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Federal Racketeering Charges
Houston
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Driver jailed in fatal Galveston Seawall wreck
ߦ   Important Message to Police News Readers
ߦ   30 Year Anniversary of the Death of Sergeant Ruben Almanza
ߦ   ADVERTISING INFORMATION ON THE POLICE NEWS
ߦ   Bob Gorsky still fighting for Dallas police officers 40 years later
ߦ   Body of Slain Cop Found, Husband Arrested
ߦ   BUSTED & CUFFED - Galveston Armed Robbery
ߦ   Capital murder trial dates set for Hockley, Cypress men
ߦ   Does John Wiley Price case show Dallas’ black officials under microscope?
ߦ   EMPLOYMENT - Law Enforcement
ߦ   Family holds vigil 1 year after shooting death of son by police officer
ߦ   Fleeing thugs hit two cops with getaway car
ߦ   FREAK SHOW FRIDAY Freaky Heat!
ߦ   Gunmen rob Deer Park Radio Shack
ߦ   Missing Person - Conroe, Texas
ߦ   Missing Person - Montgomery, Texas
ߦ   MOST WANTED - Galveston County Sheriff
ߦ   MOST WANTED - Texas 10 Most Wanted
ߦ   MOST WANTED - Texas City Police Department
ߦ   Officers in Training Honor Fallen Police Officer
ߦ   Seawall U-turn fatal to driver
ߦ   Texas sheriff's officials to alert judges before releasing inmates
ߦ   Woman falls through uncovered manhole into human waste behind Galveston hotel
ߦ   Police chief posts to Facebook to defend his officer
ߦ   24 Charged in Dickinson Drug Raid
ߦ   Aggravated Robbery - College Station, Texas
ߦ   CPS previously investigated family of Wood Co. children who died
ߦ   Defendants Enter Guilty Pleas in Child Pornography Cases
ߦ   Former U.S. House of Representatives Employee Pleads Guilty to Theft of Government Property
ߦ   Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers Special Crime Alert!
ߦ   Galveston County Health Officials Offer Hot Weather Precautions
ߦ   Is Your Hometown on Our Subscriber List?
ߦ   Kerrville PD Appoints Lady Detective
ߦ   Missing,Abducted and Lost Children
ߦ   Sheriff's Deputies Seize Weapons Arrest Woman
ߦ   Three Jailed in Nacogdoches County Burglaries
ߦ   Dallas County commissioner arrested by FBI, others in custody [WATCH]
ߦ   Federal Grand Jury Indicts a Dallas County Commissioner, his Chief of Staff and Lobbyists in Multi-Faceted Conspiracy Involving Bribes
ߦ   13 Worst States To Be A Burglar In
ߦ   A person of interest is being sought in a fatal shooting [WATCH]
ߦ   Anthony PD fighting for collective bargaining rights
ߦ   Armed robbers terrorize employees at Houston Sprint store [WATCH]
ߦ   BUSTED & CUFFED - Texas City Police Dept.
ߦ   Calls For Service - Harris County Constable Ron Hickman
ߦ   Centerville City changes retirement option to “2 to 1” match
ߦ   Cold Case Investigators Announce Charges on 10th Anniversary of Harris County Murder
ߦ   Dallas man set free after DNA evidence proves he didn’t commit 1990 rape
ߦ   Deputies recover high-powered guns and drugs after standoff [WATCH]
ߦ   Don’t Suffer in Silence: Safe Call Now
ߦ   FBI, DPD Seek Assistance Identifying Violent Bank Robbery Suspects

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:
March 4, 2013

HOUSTON - A member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT) gang pleaded guilty last week to racketeering charges related to his membership in the ABT's criminal enterprise, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department's Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson of the Southern District of Texas.

Christopher James Morris, aka, "Rockstar," 37, of Dallas, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Sim Lake in the Southern District of Texas to one count of conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity.

On February 22, 2013, Morris's co-conspirator Chad Ray Folmsbee, aka, "Polar Bear," 30, of Houston, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity.

According to court documents, Morris, Folmsbee and other ABT gang members and associates, agreed to commit multiple acts of murder, robbery, arson, kidnapping, and narcotics trafficking on behalf of the ABT gang. Morris, Folmsbee, and numerous ABT gang members met on a regular basis at various locations throughout Texas to report on gang-related business, collect dues, commit disciplinary assaults against fellow gang members, and discuss acts of violence against rival gang members, among other things.

By pleading guilty to racketeering charges, Morris and Folmsbee have admitted to being members of the ABT criminal enterprise.

According to the superseding indictment, the ABT was established in the early 1980s within the Texas prison system. The gang modeled itself after and adopted many of the precepts and writings of the Aryan Brotherhood, a California-based prison gang that was formed in the California prison system during the 1960s. According to the superseding indictment, previously, the ABT was primarily concerned with the protection of white inmates and white supremacy/separatism. Over time, the ABT expanded its criminal enterprise to include illegal activities for profit.

Court documents allege that the ABT enforced its rules and promoted discipline among its members, prospects and associates through murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to murder, arson, assault, robbery, and threats against those who violate the rules or pose a threat to the enterprise. Members, and often associates, were required to follow the orders of higher-ranking members, often referred to as "direct orders."

According to the superseding indictment, in order to be considered for ABT membership, a person must be sponsored by another gang member. Once sponsored, a prospective member must serve an unspecified term, during which he is referred to as a prospect, while his conduct is observed by the members of the ABT.

At sentencing, Morris and Folmsbee each face a maximum penalty of life in prison. Morris and Folmsbee are both scheduled for sentencing on September 26, 2013.

Morris and Folmsbee are two of 35 defendants charged with conducting racketeering activity through the ABT criminal enterprise, among other charges. Ben Christian Dillon, 40, of Houston and James Marshall Meldrum, 40, of Dallas each pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy on January 31, 2013.

This case is being investigated by a multi-agency task force consisting of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the Drug Enforcement Administration; FBI; U.S. Marshals Service; Federal Bureau of Prisons; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations; Texas Rangers; Texas Department of Public Safety; Montgomery County, Texas, Sheriff's Office; Houston Police Department-Gang Division; Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Office of Inspector General; Harris County, Texas Sheriff's Office; Tarrant County, Texas Sheriff's Office; Atascosa County, Texas, Sheriff's Office; Orange County, Texas Sheriff's Office; Waller County, Texas, Sheriff's Office; Fort Worth, Texas Police Department; Alvin, Texas Police Department; Carrollton, Texas, Police Department; Montgomery County District Attorney's Office; Atascosa County District Attorney's Office; and the Kaufman County, Texas, District Attorney's Office.

Post a comment Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Share   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2014 The Police News. All rights reserved.