A violent member of the Omaha-area Crips gang was sentenced Thursday to eight years in federal prison for a racketeering conspiracy involving attempted murder, assaults and drug distribution.The Nebraska US Attorney’s office and the U.S. Department of Justice announced the sentencing of Gregory Bahati, 22, aka “Pooh Bear” and “Murk 2x.”
Bahati pled guilty to the charges. He was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon.
According to the plea agreement, Bahati admitted to conspiring to conduct and participate in the affairs of the Omaha-area chapter of the Crips, known as the “40th Avenue Crips” and “44th Avenue Crips,” through a pattern of racketeering activity, the announcement said.
As part of the plea agreement, Bahati admitted to personally committing acts of violence and distributing cocaine for the gang, furthering a racketeering conspiracy.
According to the plea, these acts of violence included assault of an individual for making statements disrespecting the gang, and threatening violence with a gun toward another victim.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Omaha Police Department are investigating the case.
Trial Attorney John S. Han of the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Molsen of the District of Nebraska are prosecuting, the announcement said.