A member of the Bailey Boys street gang admitted Monday to taking part in a drug ripoff that turned deadly.
Rayshod Washington, 26, pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy as part of a deal that also linked him to the Feb. 9, 2012, murder of Fred Rozier on Deerfield Street. Washington was accused of giving a gun to Raymel Weeden, who shot and killed Rozier.
Washington, who faces up to 20 years in prison, agreed to a plea deal just a week before two other alleged members of the Bailey Boys go on trial in federal court. Weeden is scheduled to go on trial next year.
The plea resulted from work by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael P. Felicetta and Scott S. Allen Jr., the FBI's Safe Streets Task Force and Buffalo Police.