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Tuesday, October 24, 2000

CORNYN ANNOUNCES HOUSTON TEXAS EXILE SENTENCE

Member of Aryan brotherhood prison gang gets 10 years

AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General John Cornyn and Mervyn Mosbacker, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas today announced that Richard Wayne Lee was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, under the Texas Exile program. The sentence was handed down today in Houston.

"Texas Exile is working and this sentence today proves it,"said Attorney General Cornyn. "I commend the special prosecutor and the U.S. Attorney for their work on this case. Each indictment and sentence continues to send the message that gun crime means hard time."

In February of this year, Lee, 34 was arrested by agents from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms as well as uniformed officers from the Baytown Police Department. Lee was arrested on an outstanding burglary warrant from North Carolina. Police confiscated a G. Zaralay S.A., 12-gauge double barrel shotgun with "Nazi lightning bolts" and a skull engraved on it. Lee was also indicted for possessing a Bersa model series 95, .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol.

Lee has been previously convicted of felony burglary and delivery of a controlled substance. He has also been convicted of possession of marijuana, driving while intoxicated and criminal mischief.

To date, Texas Exile has resulted in over 450 arrests, 372 indictments and 167 convictions. Over 850 guns have also been confiscated.

To learn more about Texas Exile visit www.texasexile.com or the Attorney General's website at www.oag.state.tx.us.

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