South Bend, Ind. A pair of known South Bend gang members were sentenced Thursday in federal court for their roles in a racketeering enterprise.
20-year-old Rickey Hemphill will spend 14-and-a-half years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to racketeering.
21-year-old Timothy Whitfield will be behind bars for a total of nearly 27 years, followed by five years of supervised release, after confessing to racketeering as well as carrying and using a firearm during a violent drug trafficking crime.
The two men are among seven members of the South Bend based Cash Out Boyz Gang who were charged back in December with numerous violations of the Federal Rico act.
They’re accused of dealing drugs, along with a long list of violent acts, including a murder and several attempted murders.
Among their accomplices are 20-year-olds Demerius Shaw and Jaleen McGee, who have already been sentenced for their involvement in the crimes.
19-year-old Jarvis Ward, 21-year-old Alvin Blade III and 20-year-old Brison Williams have pleaded guilty in the case, but have yet to learn their punishments.