Two Atlanta Men Involved in Violent Gang with National Influence Plead Guilty to Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization Charges


Two Atlanta, Georgia men who are members of the Nine Trey Gangster national criminal organization pleaded guilty this week to Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization (RICO) conspiracy.

This, according to a press release that the U.S. Justice Department published Tuesday.

The Nine Trey Gangsters (NTG) are a national gang that started in the prisons of New York as a subset of the United Bloods Nation. The gang has since spread throughout the east coast and southeast.

“The NTG’s members and associates engage in acts of violence, including murder, assaults, robbery, firearms possession, witness tampering, obstruction of justice, drug trafficking, extortion, and other criminal activities,” according to the press release.

“The NTG have a hierarchical structure, and members throughout the country are subdivided into separate groups or ‘lines,’ usually named after the gang’s leaders. Each NTG member has a specific rank within the gang or a specific line, and this rank comes with specific duties and responsibilities.”

Both defendants who pleaded guilty were part of the gang’s fire line and were responsible for planning attacks on rival gangs, the press release said.

“According to court documents, Khajavius Mitchell, aka KJ, 28, of Atlanta, held the rank of ‘fourth floor’ in the gang’s hierarchy, and was responsible for assisting the superiors known as ‘fifth floors’ in running the gang’s activity daily. Devonta Marshall, aka Street Monsta, 27, of Atlanta, held the rank of ‘first floor’ in the gang’s hierarchy and was responsible for overseeing the gang members without rank within a certain area,” the press release said.

“Both pleaded guilty to count 1 of the second superseding indictment, charging them and nine others with RICO conspiracy for their involvement in planning, facilitating, and executing multiple acts of violence and participating in the gang’s drug trafficking activities. Mitchell and Marshall will be sentenced later by U.S. District Court Judge Amy Totenberg and face a statutory maximum term of life in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.”

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Blood Gang” by Alexander Thompson. CC BY-SA 4.0.






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