LOS ANGELES, CALIF,. – Three members of a street gang that used violence and intimidation to control housing projects in South Los Angeles are facing potential life sentences for federal racketeering crimes. Kevin “L” Eleby, 48, Jason “Lil’ G-Red” Davis, 26, and Rashaad” Big Time” Laws, 35, were convicted Monday for their roles in a wide-ranging racketeering conspiracy that included drug and firearms trafficking, murder, witness intimidation and armed robbery in connection with the Pueblo Bishops Bloods.
“For years, the members of the Pueblo Bishops street gang have done everything in their power to terrorize innocent, law-abiding residents of South Los Angeles,” U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr. said previously
In addition to racketeering conspiracy, Eleby was convicted of being responsible for a gun used in a shooting committed by several other Pueblo Bishops gang members who targeted the home of a rival. At the time of the shooting, only the rival gang member’s mother and 11-year-old brother were inside, prosecutors said.
Davis was also convicted of having a sawed-off rifle in his possession during a high-speed chase through the projects in which a child was nearly run over. In addition, Eleby, Davis and Laws were convicted of conspiring to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine. Also, Eleby was convicted of possession with intent to sell and Davis was convicted of drug trafficking within a public
housing project and near schools and parks.
U.S. District Judge S. James Otero set Feb. 4 for sentencing. According to evidence presented at trial, the Pueblo Bishops Bloods have been active in and around the Pueblo Del Housing Projects for years. Federal prosecutors said 42 of 46 defendants originally charged in the
case have now been convicted.