A South Los Angeles gang leader has been arrested by the FBI, being charged with one count of “conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act” and one count of “using a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime resulting in death.”
Paul Gary Wallace, also known as “Doc” or “Uncle Bill,” was said to be a senior leader of the East Coast Crips “6-Pacc” set. He was taken into federal custody for allegedly conspiring to kill rival gang members, extorting local businesses and distributing narcotics.
The grand jury indictment alleges Wallace was involved in the 2003 murder of a fellow East Coast Crip member and the 2014 murder of a rival gang member.
“Wallace ordered the murder of a rival gang member, drove co-conspirators to the victim’s house, and personally handed a co-conspirator a firearm, which the co-conspirator used to murder the victim,” the U.S. Attorney’s office said in a press release. “The murder weapon, an AK-47-style assault rifle, was later found in Wallace’s van.”
If Wallace is convicted, he could face a statutory maximum sentence of life in federal prison and would be eligible for the death penalty.