Gang leader admits to murder, attempted murder, kidnap plot

NEWARK — The second-in-command of a notorious Newark street gang faces decades in prison after pleading guilty to a series of criminal offenses, including engineering a failed plot to kill a witness against him, Acting U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick said.

Kwasi “Welches” Mack, 28, admitted to murder and attempted murder in connection with a criminal conspiracy, as well as assaults with a weapon and conspiracy to distribute heroin while a member of the Grape Street Crips.

Mack’s list of offenses include the August 2006 murder of a gang rival and a shooting during a cookout Oct. 10, 2011, in which eight …read more

Source: Essex

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