Detroit gang founder gets 30 years in ex-death penalty case

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The co-founder of the Detroit drug gang Young Boys Inc. who once faced the death penalty in a federal murder case has received a 30-year sentence under a plea deal.

Milton Jones pleaded guilty two years ago to drug charges and agreed to aid prosecutors in exchange to the dropping of murder charges.

U.S. Attorney Stephen Murphy says Ann Arbor U.S. District Judge John Corbett O'Meara sentenced the 53-year-old Monday.

Defense lawyer Richard Sindel says Wednesday it was disappointing O'Meara didn't hand down a shorter sentence because of Jones' age and his rehabilitation efforts.

Prosecutors charged Jones and 13 others with selling heroin, cocaine and marijuana during the 1990s. Authorities say Jones ordered the killing of two drug rivals.

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