ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A local gang leader was sentenced for 40 years in prison, his enforcer getting 30 years, for multiple racketeering offenses.
Thaddaeus Snow was identified as a leader of the Nine Trey Gangsters, which are a part of the Bloods street gang. The 34-year-old Manassas, Va. resident Snow, also known as "Storm", and his enforcer, William Sykes, were indicted by a federal grand jury in 2013 on charges of conspiracy to commit racketeering, violence in aid of racketeering, conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, conspiracy to commit robbery, conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of crack cocaine and multiple counts related to the possession and use of firearms.
Sykes, 29, a Bealeton, Va. resident, was also known as "Black". The pair were also responsible for a number of violent crimes.
Snow and Sykes were convicted following a trial that began on Feb. 11, 2014. All twenty-four individuals named in the Sept. 26, 2013 indictment have been convicted, bringing to 37 the total number of Nine Trey Gangsters members and associates who have been convicted in the Eastern District of Virginia since 2013.