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14 alleged white supremacists arrested in OC

December 16, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
With nicknames like "Doc," "Dopey" and "Mama Bear," 14 people made up part of the hierarchy of an Orange County-based white supremacist street and prison gang, authorities said.Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; U.S. Secret Service and Orange County Sheriff's deputies served search warrants Thursday to culminate a two-year investigation dubbed "Operation Stormfront."

A large cache of weapons were seized and 14 arrested were made, while dozens more that were at the center of the investigation are already in prison. The charges they are accused of include drug dealing, identity theft, attempted murder and murder.

"We arrested 50 throughout this investigation, and from those 50, we are developing additional information to be able to start our next case," said ATF Special Agent John Torres. "Until there is no more gang activity regarding these white supremacists, we are not going to stop."

Among those arrested was Ruthie Marshall. Her husband, Wayne "Bullet" Marshall, is already in jail. He's accused of being the leader who hands out orders on how to deal with drugs and guns with intimidation.

"With the help of his wife, Ruthie, Wayne Marshall acted as a shot-caller for two white supremacist criminal street gangs in the jail and on the street for the benefit of his prison gang, giving criminal orders and conducting criminal business through phone calls from the jail to the outside, and also in-person during the jail visit," said Tony Rackauckas of the Orange County District Attorney's Office.


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