Four Chicago men get long sentences for arms, drugs

2013-03-22T23:15:00Z 2013-03-22T23:23:03Z Four Chicago men get long sentences for arms, drugsBy Times Staff nwitimes.com
March 22, 2013 11:15 pm  • 

CHICAGO | Four Chicago men were sentenced to lengthy federal prison terms after being convicted in three separate cases of various firearms and narcotics charges, federal law enforcement officials said Friday.

Rashod Bethany and Ricky Long, principal members of Bethany’s Gangster Disciples “Killing Crew,” who created a “zone of brutality” to protect their distribution of crack cocaine on the city’s far South Side, were sentenced Thursday to 25 years and 15 years, respectively.

Separately, Michael Henderson was sentenced Thursday to 19 years and 7 months in prison as an armed career criminal for illegal possession of a firearm as a convicted felon.

And Willie Stokes, a member of the Four Corner Hustlers street gang, was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison as a career offender for illegal possession of two firearms and distribution of crack cocaine.

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