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Gang Leader Gets 20 Years in Prison For Racketeering Conspiracy in Mississippi

Gang Leader Gets 20 Years in Prison For Racketeering Conspiracy in Mississippi

In Oxford, MS – A man from Mississippi has been given a 20-year prison sentence for his involvement in racketeering (RICO) conspiracy, which includes murder. This is connected to his association with the Simon City Royals (SCR) gang.

Court documents reveal that Allen Posey, a 49-year-old resident of Hazlehurst, Mississippi, was responsible for overseeing the criminal operations of the Simon City Royals. This notorious prison gang, known for its violence, operated mainly within the Mississippi Department of Corrections. However, they also had members and associates carrying out their activities outside of prisons across Mississippi, Louisiana, and other locations.

The Simon City Royals were involved in a wide range of criminal activities, thanks to their alliance with the Gangster Disciples gang and their well-organized structure. These activities included murder, attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, robbery, extortion, witness tampering, money laundering, interstate travel in aid of racketeering, large-scale drug trafficking, and fraud.

According to court records, Posey was directly responsible for orchestrating the murders of rival gang leaders and was also involved in illegal activities such as drug trafficking and money laundering. A highly intricate and sophisticated operation involving money laundering and fraud was carried out by the Simon City Royals.

Individuals engaged in illicit activities by utilizing prohibited mobile devices and secure platforms such as Telegram and Protonmail. On October 3, 2023, Posey admitted his guilt to Count One of an indictment, which accused him of RICO Conspiracy.

At the sentencing hearing, U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills described the gang as a highly dangerous organization. Posey was then sentenced to 240 months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release.

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