A federal jury convicted a high-ranking Crips gang member Tuesday for his role in three armed home invasion robberies.
Corey Lamont Lanier (aka “Foot”), of Nashville, was convicted on three counts of conspiring to commit Hobbs Act robberies, as well as three counts of brandishing a firearm during these crimes, according to U.S. Attorney Jerry Martin’s office.
According to evidence presented at the trial Lanier, 34, was an “OG” (Original Gangster, considered the highest rank by law enforcement) in the 98 Mafia Crips street gang.
Prosecutors say Lanier organized and participated in three 2009 armed home invasions in Nashville in which the suspects believed the targeted location or individuals were involved in drug trafficking. On each instance, a group of three to four armed suspects entered the home and held victims at gunpoint while demanding drugs and money.
With the convictions, Lanier faces up to 20 years in prison for each count of conspiring to commit a Hobbs Act robbery. Lanier also faces at least 57 years in prison on the firearms convictions, including minimum mandatory sentences of 25 years each in connection with two of these charges.
A sentencing hearing for Lanier has yet to be scheduled.