A federal grand jury has charged 23 people connected to the Ghost Face Gangsters, including one Hall County man previously charged with attempted murder.
Richard Brian Sosebee, also known as “Dirty,” 42, was named in a racketeering influenced and corrupt organization conspiracy charge from a Feb. 8 indictment that has been unsealed.
“The Ghost Face Gangsters gang is very violent and their members will not hesitate to shoot at anyone,” U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak said in a news release. “Members have allegedly committed drug trafficking crimes inside and outside of prisons to make money, while committing violent crimes against each other, innocent citizens, and police officers.”
Sosebee’s attorney Tom Csider did not return a call for comment after hours Tuesday.
Sosebee was previously charged in Hall County with attempted murder by a Hall County grand jury in December 2016. Sosebee was in a car in October 2016 with two co-defendants and another man who was shot in the eye during an alleged drug deal. The man lost his eye as a result of the gunshot wound.
“Beginning in the year 2000, the defendants named in the Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization (RICO) conspiracy charge allegedly plotted to commit murders, kidnapping, firearm crimes, drug trafficking, assault, witness tampering, wire fraud and other crimes in furtherance of the Ghost Face Gangsters criminal enterprise,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad Sgt. Paul House said he believes Ghost Face Gangsters is the predominant gang in the Hall County Jail.
This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Cobb County Police Department with the assistance of the Georgia Department of Corrections, the Gainesville Police Department, the Hall County District Attorney’s Office and other agencies.