RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A 27-year-old Petersburg man with ties to a gang has been sentenced to 9 ½ years in prison for possession of firearms by a felon and counterfeiting.
The government says Ricky Timothy Wyatt was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Richmond. He was convicted last September on six charges.
The U.S. attorney's office says Wyatt was a leader of the Nine Trey Gangster organization in Petersburg and elsewhere. To date, more than a dozen members of the gang have been convicted on charges involving illegal firearms, counterfeiting and drug trafficking.
Prosecutors say the Nine Trey Gang is part of the United Blood Nation, which traces its origins to Riker's Island in New York.
Besides the prison term, Wyatt will serve three years of supervised release.
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