22 Irish Travelers to appear in court Tuesday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WJBF) – 21 Irish Travelers, indicted on federal racketeering charges, pleaded guilty on Tuesday.

The suspects pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit racketeering, as part of plea agreements.

The U.S. Attorney says the evidence shows they, along with others, formed a criminal enterprise in North Augusta.

That charge can carry a prison sentence of up to 20 years and a fine of up to $250,000 dollars.

A sentencing date has not been set.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WJBF) – 22 Irish Travelers from North Augusta are expected to be in Columbia Tuesday to plead guilty to fraud charges.

We’re told they’re set to appear in court at 2 p.m.

Earlier this month, they entered plea agreements to fraud charges.

The defendants agreed to plead guilty to either “conspiracy to racketeer” or “conspiracy to commit racketeering.”

Under their plea agreements, a judge can sentence them to up to 20 years in prison, up to a 250-thousand dollar fine and 3 years of supervised release.

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