RICO Defendants Sentenced

By: Lisa Ferrari
By: Lisa Ferrari

June 29, 2006

A high ranking member of a Charlottesville drug ring will spend 20 years in prison.

Clay Maupin was sentenced today for his role in a violent Charlottesville drug ring.

Maupin was originally part of the Louis Antonio Bryant RICO trial.

The 20 year sentence was part of a plea agreement and it's the sentence United States prosecutors requested.

Maupin plead guilty to conspiracy charges in April of this year.

Richard Johns was also sentenced today to time served. He pleaded guilty to distributing marijuana in April.

He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release. He spent about seven months in prison.

Prosecutors say Johns supplied drugs to violent Charlottesville drug ring headed by Bryant.

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