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18 members of white supremacist prison gang indicted in Tulsa

Posted at 10:15 AM, Feb 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-21 16:08:20-05

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A federal indictment in Tulsa charges 18 members of a white supremacist prison gang with racketeering, drug conspiracy and kidnapping that resulted in at least six homicides since 2005.

The indictment unsealed Wednesday says the 18 are members of the Universal Aryan Brotherhood, described as a violent "whites only" gang based primarily in Oklahoma prisons.

The indictment alleges the gang members and 36 unindicted co-conspirators trafficked methamphetamine and marijuana, assaulted and kidnapped people to intimidate them, and killed rivals and at least one carjacking victim.

Defendants Randy Seaton, Richard Young, Michael Clinton and Brandy Simmons were arraigned Wednesday and each pleaded not guilty.

The indictment does not indicate if the charges are related to drug charges filed last week against alleged members of a white supremacist gang in Arkansas.

The men were identified as:

Oklahoma State Penitentiary- McAlester, Oklahoma: All currently in federal custody

Mathew D. Abrego, 33
Jeremy C. Anderson, 31
Christopher K. Baldwin, 39
Michael E. Clinton, 41
Johnny R. Jameson, 36
James C. Taylor, 52
Robert W. Zeidler, 45

Davis Correctional Facility-Holdenville, Oklahoma: Currently in DOC custody
Dustin T. Baker, 30
Charles M. McCulley, 41

Lawton Correctional Facility- Lawton, Oklahoma Currently in DOC custody
Dillon R. Rose, 27

United States Penitentiary-Federal Bureau of Prisons, Leavenworth, Kansas Currently in BOP custody
Eddie L. Funkhouser, 48

FMC Carswell, Naval Air Station, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Fort Worth, Texas
Currently in BOP custody
Sisney Large, 44
Brandy M. Simmons, 41, Tulsa (released on bond)
Lisa J. Lara, 44, Apple Valley, California (arrested in California)
Elizabeth D. Lewis, 37, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (federal custody)
Randy L. Seaton, 44, Oakhurst, Oklahoma (federal custody)
Richard W. Young, 48,Tulsa, Oklahoma, in federal custody (federal custody)
Brandon R. Zimmerlee, 36, Durango, Colorado; (federal custody in Colorado)

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