Updated: Tuesday, 03 Nov 2009, 4:05 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 03 Nov 2009, 3:54 PM EST
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A 25-year-old member of the "Dump Squad" gang was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in prison for his role in committing "numerous acts of violence", according to a release sent to WAVY.com.
Latroy Urquhart pleaded guilty on May 4 to a racketeering conspiracy, maiming in aid of racketeering activity, and discharging a firearm during an assault with a deadly weapon while a member of the "Dump Squad" gang.
The "Dump Squad" was a criminal gang that grew from the well-known "Bloods". It operated in the Ridley Circle, Harbor Homes and Dickerson Court areas of Newport News, Va.
“Street gangs spread fear and violence through our communities,” said Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “This case is a clear signal that these gangs are not above the law. Through the combined efforts of law enforcement they will be taken down and brought to justice.”
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