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Another Hilltop Crip pleads guilty, faces prison

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on Nov. 2, 2010 at 2:45 pm |
November 2, 2010 2:45 pm

A man swept up in a crackdown on Tacoma’s Hilltop Crips street gang pleaded guilty today to three felonies.

Michael A. White, 34, entered pleas to one count each of drive-by shooting, riot and conspiracy to commit drive-by shooting.

He faces nine years, eight months in prison when sentenced Dec. 3.

Prosecutors contended he took part inside a December 2008 fracas at a Tacoma Denny’s restaurant in which a security guard was beaten and also participated in planning a February 2009 shooting outside a downtown Tacoma night club.

He was one of 36 people charged earlier this year in a law-enforcement effort to gut the Hilltop Crips. So far, 29 of them have been convicted of crimes, five await trial and two had their cases dismissed.

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