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Five gang members found guilty in Kansas racketeering case

WICHITA, Kan. | A federal jury has found five Wichita gang members guilty of conspiracy to engage in racketeering and other charges.

A sixth man was acquitted of murder, racketeering and conspiracy.

The verdicts were announced Wednesday after 11 days of deliberations in the second federal case against the Crips gang being prosecuted in Kansas under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO.

Those convicted included Jonearl Smith, Lonnie Wade, Corey Cornelius, Darryn Frierson and Calvin Williams.

The jury acquitted Jermall Campbell of all but a count of unlawful possession of ammunition after a felony conviction.

Sentencing has not been set.

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