Guilty plea for Va. gang leader

NORFOLK, Va. — A leader of a Portsmouth gang has pleaded guilty for his role in illegal activities in southeastern Virginia.

U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride says Draindell Domonta Bassett Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Norfolk to participating in a pattern of racketeering activity that included conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to distribute narcotics.

Court documents show Bassett and other members of the Bounty Hunter Bloods gang tried to hunt down a rival gang member.

The 23-year-old Portsmouth resident faces up to life in prison. Sentencing was set for Nov. 21.

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