6 alleged Titanic Crip Society gang leaders charged under RICO in Weber County

Wednesday , June 22, 2016 - 5:21 PM8 comments

ANDREAS RIVERA, Standard-Examiner Staff

OGDEN — Six men authorities say are leading members of the Titanic Crip Society gang were charged after being accused of criminal conspiracy Wednesday, June 22.

Tamer Ahmed Hebeishy, 32; Sharif Ahmed Hebeishy, 35; Sadat Ahmed Hebeishy, 34; Daniel Ray Lopez, 25; Brock Pickett, 28; and Jaron Michael Sadler, 21, were booked into the Weber County Jail and charged under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), according to a Weber County Attorney’s Office news release. 

Police say they believe the men are managers of the Titanic Crip Society who were responsible for recruiting and manipulating vulnerable youth to commit crimes for the gang.

The individuals have each been charged with the first-degree felony “pattern of unlawful activity,” according to court records. They also face various charges including assault, aggravated assault and aggravated robbery.

The arrests spawned from an investigation started in 2015 by the Ogden-Metro Gang Unit and Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force in an effort to address an increase in crimes allegedly committed by members of the gang, according to the release. 

All the individuals, with the exception of Sadat Ahmed Hebeishy, who was arrested on Monday, were already in custody serving jail and prison sentences for unrelated crimes, Weber County Attorney Chris Allred said.

The potential sentence for a RICO violation is five years to life in prison, according to the release. The Weber County Attorney's Office and the FBI assisted in this investigation.

Contact reporter Andreas Rivera at 801-625-4227 or arivera@standard.net. Follow him on Facebook or Twitter at @SE_Andreas.

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