Seven alleged members or associates of an Oceanside-based street gang and a hotel manager indicted at a racketeering conspiracy that resulted in crimes including drug trafficking and prostitution have pleaded guilty, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
According to court documents, 11 members or associates of this Westside Crips worked together to make money by committing crimes that included robberies and murder. The members took on roles: Some sold drugs, while prostitutes were managed by others around the nation, according to court documents.
The team’s alleged crimes included a shooting of rival gang members at 2013 at a home invasion robbery in Oceanside at 2012 Vista in 2004 and a robbery to a boat in Oceanside.
Among those defendants, a hotel manager in Oceanside, allowed the Coast Inn and a Motel 6 previously referred to as the Pacific Inn to become a “safe haven” for its criminals, prosecutors said.
The set up, the U.S. Attorney’s Office stated, served as a criminal business. For that reason, prosecutors filed.
Seven defendants — Ameer Roby aka “Tiny Dum Dum,” Michael Sullivan aka “Du-Low,” Shane Anderson aka “Tiny West,” Demetrius McFarland aka “Mechii Ruu,” Richard Cleveland aka “Face,” Umesh Oza aka “Kevin” and Larry Monroe — pleaded guilty to a count of racketeering conspiracy in San Diego federal court on Thursday.
Peter Miranda “Lil’ Burger” pleaded guilty to the identical charge per week ago.
Four other defendants in the case are scheduled to appear for a status hearing on Sept. 22. The eight defendants who have pleaded guilty are set to be sentenced on Nov. 27.
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