Alleged Native Mob Members Convicted in Federal Court

By KBJR News 1

Alleged Native Mob Members Convicted in Federal Court

March 20, 2013 Updated Mar 20, 2013 at 11:16 AM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The alleged leader of the Native mob as well as two other members have been convicted on multiple counts in federal court.

A federal jury in Minneapolis convicted the alleged Native Mob leader, 34-year-old Wakinyon Wakan McArthur, on drug and weapons charges as well as on a charge of racketeering conspiracy.

Two other alleged members 26 year old Anthony Francis Cree and 25 year old William Earl Morris were also convicted of multiple charges including attempted murder in aid of racketeering.

Prosecutors say the trio was involved in a conspiracy to sell drugs and commit violence in Minneapolis and the Cass Lake Area.

Of more than two dozen suspected mob members charged in a 57-count indictment in January 2012, McArthur, Cree and Morris were the only suspects that did not accept plea deals.

Sentencing hearings have not been set yet.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns