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Baltimore gang leader gets 12 years

Baltimore resident Rainbow Williams, 32, was sentenced to 151 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release last week for his role in the Black Guerilla Family gang.

Williams, who was sentenced Tuesday by Judge William D. Quarles Jr. in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, pleaded guilty to racketeering charges April 22. In his plea agreement, Williams admitted to being an “organizer and leader” of the gang who enforced discipline among its members and helped oversee the gang’s drug trafficking enterprise.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, the last of Williams’ 20 co-defendants in the racketeering case, Kimberly McIntosh, pleaded guilty Aug. 23. That same day another co-defendant, Randolph Edison, was sentenced to eight years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.