Two More Las Vegas Playboy Bloods Members Plead Guilty
Two more members of the Las Vegas Playboy Bloods pleaded guilty last week in federal court for being a part of a racketeering enterprise in Nevada.
Steven Booth, 27, aka “Stevie-P,” and Reginald Dunlap, 30, aka “Bowlie,” entered guilty pleas on Dec. 6 and 7 respectively before U.S. District Judge Phillip Pro. The announcement came from Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden of the District of Nevada.
Court documents show that both Booth and Dunlap were members of the Playboy Bloods and the Full Throttle Clique and that they participated in the group’s racketeering activities.
The Playboy Bloods is the Las Vegas affiliate of the Bloods, a criminal organization engaging in drug trafficking and street violence. The Full Throttle Clique is a smaller group within the Playboy Bloods who also does violent acts including murder.
Booth and Dunlap admitted to aiding and abetting the murder of Billy Thomas on Oct. 31, 2004, who they mistakenly believed was a member of a rival gang. Booth is also implicated in the murder of Brian Wilcox on Jan. 20, 2004, a security guard in the Jets housing complex. Dunlap meanwhile was in possession of 34 grams of cocaine and more than $2,000 in cash when he was stopped by the North Las Vegas Police Department last June 25, 2008.
Sentencing is scheduled on April 5, 2013 and both face a maximum of 20 years imprisonment.
Booth and Dunlap are only two of the ten defendants charged with conspiracy to racketeering through the Playboy Bloods. Eight have pleaded guilty and six have been sentenced and currently in prison.