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Hall DA decides not to prosecute attempted murder case, letting feds do so instead
Hall County man now facing racketeering charges from 2016 incident
Richard Sosebee
Richard Sosebee

The Hall County district attorney’s office is letting the federal government proceed exclusively in an attempted murder case.

Richard Brian Sosebee of Hall County was charged with attempted murder among other counts in a 2016 Hall County indictment. 

In February, a 21-count indictment was unsealed alleging a conspiracy to commit racketeering by the Ghost Face Gangsters.

In the federal indictment, Sosebee is accused of conspiring to make a drug deal Oct. 29, 2016, when he allegedly shot a man in the eye. Sosebee then fled from police after the shooting, according to the indictment.

Sosebee and two other men were charged in November with armed robbery, among other charges. His two co-defendants later took plea deals for reduced charges.

In his nolle prosequi (no longer prosecute) statement, Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh mentions Sosebee’s Feb. 8 indictment by the federal government “for crimes involving the same transaction as the one at issue in these charges.”

“The state of Georgia is electing to let the federal government exclusively pursue these charges,” according to the order.

Sosebee’s attorney Christopher Twyman did not return a request for comment from The Times.

In the federal indictment, Sosebee, also known as “Dirty,” is charged with attempted murder “for the purpose of maintaining and increasing position in the Ghost Face Gangsters.”