Defendants from Native Mob gang face verdict after lengthy trial

Closing arguments were held on Tuesday in the case of three members of the Native Mob gang in Minnesota.

The trial began in January and included 180 witnesses, the Associated Press reported. It was one of the largest, if not the largest, case involving a Native gang.

Wakinyon Wakan McArthur, 34, is said to be the leader of the Native Mob, which operates on and off reservations in Minnesota and Wisconsin. He went on trial with fellow gang members, Anthony Francis Cree, 26, and William Earl Morris, 25.

Federal prosecutors brought charges against 25 people who were connected to the gang. McArthur, Cree and Morris were the only ones who went to trial.

According to the 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment, the Native Mob has its roots among American Indian inmates.

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