Former NFL player Eric Johnson was indicted on February 8th by the grand jury in Gwinnett County, Georgia on charges related to trafficking women, including a minor. The indictment is a component of a broader investigation into the activities of the LOTTO gang, which allegedly trafficked four women and one girl. Gang members are facing multiple charges, such as trafficking individuals for sexual servitude, violating the street crime terrorism and prevention act, conspiring to violate the racketeer influenced and corrupt institutions act, as well as aggravated assault and kidnapping.
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The attorney general’s office has made public that the LOTTO gang conspired to enlist new members and carried out human trafficking as a means of generating income and acquiring weapons. Following a month-long investigation, all eight gang members were apprehended. Attorney General Chris Carr announced in a press release that “Throughout our state, gangs are actively participating in human trafficking as a main means of a source of income, and we are using all available measures to fight back and protect our most vulnerable.” He further stated that “By combining the capabilities of our Human Trafficking and Gang Prosecution Units, we are trying to guarantee that those who lead, promote, and support this unlawful activity are forcefully pursued and held accountable for their actions.”
Gwinnett County, which is situated northeast of Atlanta in the metropolitan area, was where Eric Johnson was recently indicted for human trafficking. Johnson spent six years in the NFL from 2000 to 2005, playing for the Atlanta Falcons, Arizona Cardinals, and Oakland Raiders. During his time with the Raiders, he was renowned for his skills on special teams and scored a touchdown by returning Tim Johnson’s blocked punt in the team’s Super Bowl XXXVII defeat against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2003.
The charges leveled against Johnson include violating the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, human trafficking for sexual servitude, and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. The attorney general’s office is dedicated to safeguarding families and children and eliminating violent criminal activities. This indictment is only one of the numerous results of their continuing fight against human trafficking.
The former NFL player is now facing serious charges that could have life-altering consequences. The investigation into the LOTTO gang is still ongoing, and it remains to be seen what other outcomes may arise from it. The attorney general’s office is committed to bringing justice to those who have been victims of human trafficking and holding those responsible accountable for their actions.
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