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10th Street Gang member pleads guilty to federal charges

Another member of the 10th Street Gang pleaded guilty Thursday to a gun charge on the eve of his trial in federal court.

Tony Peebles, 27, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty to charges under the Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The charges carry a minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, a $250,000 fine or both. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph M. Tripi said Peebles participated in seven shootings during which eight victims were struck by bullets, between 2000 and 2010. The violent acts by members of the 10th Street Gang included two murders, prosecutors said.

Forty-four members of the 10th Street Gang were charged as a result of a federal investigation. A total of 38 have been convicted and charges are pending against the six remaining defendants.

Peebles will be sentenced July 30 by Arcara.