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      Former V-NOT gang member sentenced to 240 months in prison

      A Syracuse man is sentenced to 240 months in prison for his involvement in the V-NOT Gang.

      U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian announced the sentencing today, as 28-year-old Habakkuk Nickens pled guilty to an indictment that he and ten others ??conspired to exploit their membership in the V-NOT gang to engage in a pattern of racketeering activity which included acts of murder, drug trafficking and robbery.??

      The indictment Nickens pled guilty to included one murder charge along with 10 other shootings, eight acts of gun possession and 18 acts of crack distribution and/or possession with intent to distribute.