OGDEN — One of the six defendants in a RICO case against an alleged Ogden gang has entered a plea to resolve his case.

Sharif Ahmed Hebeishy, 37, entered an Alford plea, which is a guilty plea where the defendant admits no guilt to the charge, according to Utah State Courts. The plea was accepted by 2nd District Court Judge Ernie Jones, who is presiding over Hebeishy’s case.

Hebeishy entered the Alford plea to one count of attempted pattern of unlawful activity, a third-degree felony. He was originally charged with first-degree felony pattern of unlawful activity, but the charge was reduced as part of his plea. Gang enhancement language was also removed from his charge as a part of his plea.

He is one of six men accused of being a part of a Weber County gang, dubbed the Titanic Crip Society, from 2008 to 2016.

His next court appearance is scheduled to take place March 20 in Ogden’s 2nd District Court.

The five other men indicted in the RICO case, Tamer Ahmed Hebeishy, Sadat Ahmed Hebeishy, Daniel Ray Lopez, Brock Pickett and Jaron Michael Sadler, have yet to have their cases adjudicated.

Jacob Scholl is the Cops and Courts Reporter for the Standard-Examiner. Email him at jscholl@standard.net and follow him on Twitter at @Jacob_Scholl.

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