BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a man prosecutors say led a criminal gang that carried out a string of violent attacks and robberies.

Prosecutors said 26-year-old Abbot Aho, of Fergus Falls, is the leader of a criminal gang known as the “Slither Gang” whose members stole from drug dealers and sold the drugs they took. Authorities say the gang members targeted alleged drug traffickers in North Dakota, Minnesota and elsewhere.

Aho and the co-conspirators often committed home invasions or set up victims to meet at a public place, and then robbed them of drugs, money, firearms and personal property, according to a statement U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley Thursday.

Aho is charged with using a gun in committing a crime of violence, continuing a criminal enterprise and conspiracy to commit robbery, among other counts.

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