Marcus Millsap, a resident of Little Rock, has been sentenced to life in federal prison for his involvement in a white supremacist prison gang, known as the “New Aryan Empire.” Millsap was convicted of conspiracy to violate racketeering laws, attempted murder in aid of racketeering, and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. The sentencing comes after evidence presented at trial demonstrated that Millsap and others used the gang as a corrupt organization to conduct various criminal activities, including drug distribution and murder solicitation. In addition to the life sentence, Millsap has been ordered to pay a $200,000 fine and will serve 10 years of supervised release if he is ever released from prison. This case highlights the determination of the United States to dismantle and disrupt violent criminal organizations and seek significant prison sentences for those who pose a threat to the community.
Life In Federal Prison For Pope County Drug Trafficker Associated With White Supremacist Gang
Sentence and Charges
Marcus Millsap, a 55-year-old resident of Little Rock, has been sentenced to life in federal prison. Millsap was convicted of conspiracy to violate racketeering laws, attempted murder in aid of racketeering, and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. The sentencing took place earlier today, presided over by United States District Judge Brian S. Miller.
Involvement with White Supremacist Gang
Millsap’s indictment in September 2019 revealed his association with a white supremacist prison gang known as the “New Aryan Empire” or NAE. This organization, whose members are required to remain with the gang until death, has been involved in various criminal activities. Millsap was charged with and eventually found guilty of conspiracy to violate racketeering influenced corrupt organization laws (RICO), attempted murder in aid of racketeering, and drug conspiracy.
During the trial, the prosecution presented evidence that Millsap and his associates utilized the NAE as a corrupt organization to engage in racketeering activities. These activities included drug distribution, solicitations of murder, and attempted murder. The prosecution successfully demonstrated Millsap’s involvement in these criminal activities.
Attempted Murder in Aid of Racketeering
One of the notable incidents presented during the trial was an attempted murder in aid of racketeering. In May 2014, Millsap sold methamphetamine to an individual named Bruce Hurley, who was acting as a confidential informant for law enforcement. When Hurley completed the controlled purchase and reported back to law enforcement, additional methamphetamine was discovered in Millsap’s vehicle during a traffic stop. Millsap was subsequently convicted in the methamphetamine case. While on an appeal bond, Millsap solicited NAE members and associates to kill Hurley for cooperating with law enforcement. In January 2016, other NAE members attempted to murder Hurley, but their plan failed. Despite this failure, NAE members continued their efforts to arrange Hurley’s death. Millsap’s involvement in these activities led to his conviction for attempted murder in aid of racketeering.
Government’s Stance on White Supremacist Crimes
The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Jonathan D. Ross, made a strong statement regarding the government’s stance on white supremacist crimes. He emphasized that the United States will not tolerate the crimes committed by members and associates of the New Aryan Empire or any other white supremacist group. Ross emphasized that the government will stop at nothing to dismantle and disrupt those who pose a threat to the communities and the future of children. Significant prison sentences will be sought for those involved in violent criminal organizations.
Additional Penalties and Fines
In addition to the life sentence, Marcus Millsap has been ordered to pay a $200,000 fine. Furthermore, he will serve 10 years of supervised release if he is ever released from prison. These additional penalties and fines highlight the seriousness of Millsap’s crimes and send a message that such actions will not go unpunished.
The investigation into Marcus Millsap’s criminal activities involved multiple law enforcement agencies. These agencies include the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Pope County Sheriff’s Office; the Russellville Police Department; the U.S. Marshals Service; the U.S. Postal Inspection Service; the Arkansas State Police; 5th Judicial Drug Task Force; the Conway Police Department, and the Arkansas Army National Guard’s Counterdrug Unit. The collaboration and efforts of these agencies were crucial in uncovering the extent of Millsap’s involvement in the white supremacist gang’s illicit activities.
Assistant United States Attorneys Liza Brown and Stephanie Mazzanti played pivotal roles in the prosecution of Marcus Millsap. Their diligent work, along with the collaboration of the investigating agencies, ensured a strong case against Millsap, leading to his conviction and subsequent sentencing.
Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Operation
The efforts to bring Marcus Millsap to justice were part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF aims to identify, disrupt, and dismantle high-level criminal organizations that pose a threat to the United States. This operation follows a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that ensures the effective prosecution of organized criminal activities. The success of this OCDETF operation in convicting and sentencing Millsap demonstrates the effectiveness of this approach in combating organized crime and ensuring public safety.
The sentencing of Marcus Millsap to life in federal prison sends a clear message that the United States will not tolerate the crimes committed by white supremacist organizations. Millsap’s involvement in the New Aryan Empire and his participation in racketeering activities, including attempted murder, have resulted in severe penalties and fines. The collaboration of various law enforcement agencies and the dedicated work of the prosecution team have brought justice to the victims and their communities. The conclusion of this case highlights the commitment of the United States government to dismantle and disrupt criminal organizations and ensure the safety of communities across the nation.