Crips leader convicted for role in 3 home invasion robberies

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 4:56pm

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.

4 Comments on this post:

By: TharonChandler on 12/20/12 at 12:12

American homeless Shelters ? A conflict of terms.

Maybe it is not the fault of the U.S. housing authority if I myself cannot find a young woman to bring here unto my mother's house, in Tenessee; for an occassional visit and possibly some love and marriage . Yet a man should have an other option . A good-looking healthy young man (45 yr old) such as myself should have the option to go out and find Employment , a female to love, and yes even a place to live but too many a native man has not this option because the resources have been taken by foreigners and thugs . In this message i want to share with you (1st draft only so far) information about the many bad homeless shelters across the USA that are rendered useless to a Native American, even while Billions of dollars in US Subsidy go out to 'human services' and even to cover rental units taken by foreigners.

Now, i happen to like 'foreigners' or i like dating all kinds of women, though i guess many others do also including wealthy Tenament Owners in Every State and especially san Fransisco. It is not just any 'foreigners' that usually mess the place up for me, but thugs whom have been living there for years and are maybe even on the payrol, in places such as santa maria and San Luis obispo California. Nashville is one of the worst in the Country, even though it is said that 'Vandy' is involved, there.

Though many persons working for a homeless shelter might be honest and helpful there is always one that is a lier, one to poison the food, and one that wants to fist-fight me for some reason. Still the worst is housing units being taken by foreigners, in the USA, and further their rent too often is Paid By The US Government .

By: yucchhii on 12/21/12 at 1:40

I SAY THIS...AGAIN......Gather up "ALL" Streetgangs from "ALL" over the USA AND "ALL" WANNA B'S and lock them in a huge round STEELWALLED room with doors that can't be opened from the inside. From outside the room, you flip a togle switch that will open a large compartment revealing enough AK-47's for EVERYBODY in there with plenty of AMMO. The doors DON'T open till "ALL" ae DEAD!!! NO MORE PROBLEMS OUT OF NONE OF THOSE IDIOTS!!! The we won't have to look at those clowns who are begging to be @#&*ED in the butt with their pants hanging down beloe their butt. After all that crap started in PRISON after an inmate got TAGGED!!!

By: BEOWULF on 12/27/12 at 9:06

BEOWULF: Why doesn't TN become a leader in enacting laws that could end the grip of gangs on society. For instance: successful federal prosecution, as seen for these incidents, would mean that all of the gang property would be seized and disposed of at public auction by the state of Tennessee with all proceeds funding homeless and returning veterans programs. If the gangs had no automobiles, no motorcycles, no gang "houses", no weapons [registered or not] - in other words, totally tripped of all capabilities for violence, perhaps the young people could see that joining a gang is going to be a crushing experience. Automatic the death sentence for all gang activity that results in death would be a nice enactment also - "in for a penny, in for a pound."

By: yucchhii on 12/27/12 at 1:41

To BEOWULF: Though I know MY comment seems UNrealistic to many and I understand why. Your comment however does have it's realistic side to it...but then, we alos have to realize that local. state and federal governments are just as much criminal as the streetgangs are except THEY ARE "LEGAL" CRIMINALS. They will get away with murder literally because THEY think they are UNTOUCHABLE and ABOVE THE LAWS! My comment could be REALISTIC if they thought Like I did...Lol. May people who kill for whatever reasons are very lucky that people like myself are not in charge. For instance: I believe that if you kill someone by stabbing them 12 times in the face, then that should be how your death penalty would be carried out by recieving the same as what you did to your victims. I do respect your comment!