A known South Bend gang member was sentenced on Friday in federal court for his roles in a racketeering enterprise.
Brison Williams will spend more than eight years in prison followed by two years of supervised release after pleading guilty to racketeering.
He is among seven members of the South Bend-based Cash Out Boyz gang who were charged last December with numerous violations of the federal RICO act.
According to charging documents, Williams was part of the group in 2010 and 2011.
During that time, he trafficked in marijuana and was involved in the confrontation of a fellow gang member that led to a shooting and beating.
Among his accomplices are Demerius Shaw, 20, Jaleen McGee, 20, Rickey Hemphill, 20, and Timothy Whitfield, 21, who have already been sentenced for their involvement in the crimes.
Jarvis Ward, 19, and Alvin Blade III, 21, have both pleaded guilty in the case but have yet to learn their punishments.