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Md. gang member pleads guilty

By Maria Glod

A 26-year-old Hyattsville man who authorities said was a leader of the violent Latin Kings street gang pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal racketeering charge, according to federal authorities in Maryland.

Remy Heath, who was known as King Remy or King Mellow, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

In 2009, Heath was among 19 alleged members of the gang who were indicted on racketeering charges. Authorities accused the men of participatintg in robberies, beatings and murder plots.

According to court papers, Heath in 2007 became one of the originial members of the gang's Royal Lion Tribe in Maryland, which later became known as the Sun Tribe. He attended meetings and eventually held a leadership role.

Heath, who is scheduled for sentencing May 27, faces a maximum of life in prison. Six of his co-defendants previously pleaded guilty to the racketeering conspiracy.

By Maria Glod  | November 10, 2010; 6:59 AM ET
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