Gang's drug, gun charges moved to federal court
NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors released a superseding indictment Tuesday against members of a New Orleans gang, including two who are accused of firing into a Mother's Day second line parade.
The indictment charged nine members of the Frenchmen/Derbigny gang, or "FnD", with conspiring to distribute heroin and crack cocaine between 2006 and 2013. Prosecutors said the gang members could face life in prison if convicted.
The indictment also said two gang members, Akein Scott and Shawn Scott, fired shots into a second-line parade on May 12, 2013 as part of the conspiracy.
U. S. Attorney Kenneth Polite said the superseding indictment moves the state-level drug charges the gang faces into federal court, and that this was done with full cooperation from the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office.
The following members of the FnD gang were included in the indictment:
* Travis Scott, a/k/a "Trap" or "Slim," age 29
* Stanely Scott, a/k/a "Stizzle," age 23
* Shawn Scott, a/k/a "Shizzle," age 25
* Akein Scott, a/k/a "Keemy," age 20
* Jeremiah Jackson, a/k/a "Rocky," age 23
* Gralen Benson, a/k/a "Dooley," age 26
* Brian Benson, a/k/a "Dub" or "Dubba," age 24
* Crystal Scott, a/k/a "Chris," age 32
* Richmond Smith, a/k/a "Ace," age 25