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Frederick Manning Gets 8 Years For Conspiracy Conviction In Oakland

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One of the reputed leaders of an East Oakland gang was sentenced today to eight years in state prison for conspiracy to commit a home invasion robbery, prosecutors said.

Frederick Manning, 24, an alleged leader of the Money Team gang, pleaded no contest on Aug. 14 to conspiracy and a gang participation enhancement clause, according to prosecutor Ben Beltramo.

Manning was one of 13 reputed gang members who were arrested in August 2013 in raids led by Oakland police that were carried out in East Oakland, Hayward, Fremont and Antioch.

The arrests stemmed from Operation Ceasefire, an Oakland police crime-fighting strategy in which police tell gang members or their representatives that they will be arrested unless they stop their violent activities and change their lifestyles.

Beltramo said eight reputed gang members, including Manning, have had their cases resolved so far and the cases of the other five reputed members are still pending.

Among those who still faces prosecution is Shawn Hampton, 24, another reputed leader of the Money Team gang.

Among the charges against the alleged gang members are conspiracy to commit a crime, kidnapping to commit another crime, street terrorism, robbery and burglary.

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