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January 15, 2016Tulsa, OKUnited StatesTransnational Gangs

Universal Aryan Brotherhood prison gang associate sentenced to nearly 5 years in federal prison for violence committed in aid of racketeering

TULSA, Okla. — An associate of the Universal Aryan Brotherhood (UAB) prison gang was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison Friday for violence committed in aid of racketeering.

This sentence was announced by Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. of the Northern District of Oklahoma.

This case was investigated by the following agencies:  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); Tulsa Police Department; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigations Division; FBI; Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office; and the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

Robert Allen Paul Bryan, 41, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty to the charges June 4, 2015 before U.S. District Judge Claire V. Eagan.

In connection with his guilty plea, Bryan acknowledged his association with UAB, a violent, “whites only” prison-based gang with members and associates operating inside and outside of state prisons throughout Oklahoma.  Bryan admitted that in May 2013, he and other UAB members, operating on orders from UAB’s governing body, restrained a former UAB member while other gang members used a heated knife to burn off the victim’s UAB neck tattoo.

Trial Attorney John C. Hanley of the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Allen Litchfield and Jan Reincke of the Northern District of Oklahoma are prosecuting the case

Updated: 01/15/2016