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A federal jury in Harrisburg on Nov. 16 convicted 12 purported Southside gang members of offenses including racketeering and drug trafficking, following a 7½-week trial.

Eight others pleaded guilty prior to trial and await sentencing, and one co-defendant has not yet gone to trial. Convicted were:

  • Marc “Marky D” Hernandez, 30, racketeering conspiracy, drug trafficking conspiracy, drug possession with intent to deliver and two counts of possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking
  • Rolando “Mico” Cruz, 30, racketeering conspiracy, drug trafficking conspiracy, drug possession with intent to deliver and two counts of possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking
  • Douglas “Killer” Kelly, 37, racketeering conspiracy, drug trafficking conspiracy, and drug possession with intent to deliver
  • Roscoe “P Shawn” Villega, 41, racketeering conspiracy, drug trafficking conspiracy, and drug possession with intent to deliver
  • Tyree “Ree” Eatmon, 27, racketeering conspiracy, drug trafficking conspiracy, and drug possession with intent to deliver
  • Maurice “Mo” Atkinson, 28, racketeering conspiracy, drug trafficking conspiracy, and drug possession with intent to deliver
  • Anthony “Kanye” Sistrunk, 27, racketeering conspiracy, drug trafficking conspiracy, and drug possession with intent to deliver
  • Eugene “B Mor” Rice, 27, drug trafficking conspiracy, and drug possession with intent to deliver
  • Angel “Pocko” Schueg, 26, drug trafficking conspiracy, and drug possession with intent to deliver
  • Jalik “Murder Cat” Frederick, 22, drug possession with intent to deliver
  • Brandon “B Or” Orr, 23, drug possession with intent to deliver
  • Jabree “Minute” Williams, 24, drug possession with intent to deliver.

Guilty pleas: Southside gang members who pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy prior to the trial are:

  • James “Doocs” Abney, 29, who authorities say was one of the leaders and main enforcers of Southside.
  • Malik “Base” Sturdivant, 23
  • Jahkeem “Foo” Abney, 25
  • Ronald “Ron Ron” Payton, age 23
  • Cordaress “Tank” Rogers, 29
  • Marquis “Quis” Williams, 27
  • Jerrod “Boogie” Brown, 26
  • Quintez “Q” Hall, 23.

Hernandez and Cruz were the primary leaders of the gang, Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Consiglio indicated to jurors during trial.
No sentencing dates have been set for any of the defendants, all of whom remain locked up.
The 21st defendant, Richard Nolden, 25, is awaiting trial after his case was severed from the others, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and is currently serving a lengthy state prison sentence.
All 21 defendants are current or former members of Southside, which operates in the southeastern portion of York City, according to their federal indictments, handed down in September 2014.
At the time, 15 of them were serving state or county prison sentences, officials have said.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo @ levans@yorkdispatch.com.

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