Statement by Anchorage Special Agent in Charge Robert Britt Regarding Charges Against White Supremacist Gang
Special Agent in Charge Robert Britt, FBI Anchorage, made the following statement concerning additional charges that have been brought against members and associates of a white supremacist gang known as the 1488s. The 1488s have been charged as a criminal organization that was involved in narcotics distribution, arson, obstruction of justice, and acts of violence including murder, assault, and kidnapping.
"Violent, race-motivated gangs don’t belong in Alaska’s communities, and those who engage in such violence will be aggressively pursued and held accountable. Today’s additional charges exemplify the FBI’s commitment in using a task force approach to disrupt and dismantle criminal organizations wherever they may surface."