White supremacist leader sentenced to 35 years in prison

Arkansas News

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The leader of a violent white supremacist gang that began in Arkansas’ prisons has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for his role in a racketeering and drug conspiracy.

Wesley Gullett, the president of the New Aryan Empire, was also sentenced by a federal judge Wednesday to five years supervised release.

Gullett in February pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit racketeering and conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

Prosecutors say New Aryan Empire began as a prison gang in the 1990s and later engaged in narcotics trafficking, witness intimidation and violent acts.

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