Member of 'Native Mob' gang sentenced for assault, witness retaliation

Member of 'Native Mob' gang sentenced for assault, witness retaliation Photo: U.S. Attorney's Office

May 20, 2019 03:58 PM

A man who authorities say is a member of the Native Mob gang was sentenced Monday for assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering, witness retaliation and the discharge of a firearm, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office. 

The release said 30-year-old Dakota James Lafave was sentenced to just over 30 years in prison. Lafave pleaded guilty to numerous counts in January. 


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According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Lafave has been a member of the Native Mob gang since 2006. 

The release said on Oct. 27, 2017, Lafave shot a former gang member in the back. 

The attorney's office said Lafave admitted to shooting the former member as an act of retaliation for testifying against Native Mob gang members.

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