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Boston: Former school dean who recruited students for Latin Kings gang reaches plea deal for racketeering charge

Shaun Harrison reached a plea deal last week, according to court documents. The plea agreement stated that Harrison had agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to conduct the business of the company through a pattern of racketeering activity and faced more than 18 years in prison with 36 months of ” supervised release” for the crime. A lawyer for Harrison said he had no comment on the case.

Harrison worked at Boston English High School where he was the “dean of the academy”, CNN previously reported.

Harrison was previously convicted in 2018 of shooting a student he recruited “in the back of the head at close range”, officials said, and is currently serving a 25-year sentence.

Officials said Harrison “attempted to murder a student he recruited into the gang who was selling marijuana in high school.”

While incarcerated, officials say Harrison stayed in touch with members of the Latin Kings, sometimes through prison calls.

Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division, said in a statement, “This former high school dean and self-proclaimed anti-violence advocate was supposed to look out for the best interests of his students. , when in reality he was leading a double life as a Latin king, indulging in violence while recruiting risky college students to smuggle drugs and fulfill the gang’s insidious needs.”

Harrison’s sentencing hearing for the racketeering charge is scheduled for Nov. 15, 2022, authorities said.


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