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Former Falcon, NFL player among 8 busted on gang, human trafficking charges

By FOX 5 Atlanta Digital Team

PublishedFebruary 16, 2023 4:32PM

Updated 7:35PM

Gwinnett County

FOX 5 Atlanta

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. – Eight alleged gang members, including a former NFL player, are being accused of trafficking four women and one girl.

Attorney General Chris Carr says they face charges of trafficking of persons for sexual servitude, violation of the street gang terrorism and prevention act, conspiracy to violate the racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations act, aggravated assault, and kidnapping.

What is the LOTTO gang accused of?

The AG’s office alleges the LOTTO gang conspired to recruit members and to engage in human trafficking for money to support their members. Those members would use the money to purchase weapons and other property.

The indictment includes 41 predicate and overt acts committed between Oct. 2021 and July 2022. It outlines how investigators say the gang kept the women under their control through violence and held them against their will by forcing them to have sex in exchange for money.

The indictment also states the gang used violence and intimidation to gain power and influence.