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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Northern District of Indiana

For Immediate Release

August 16, 2013

David Capp, United States Attorney

Contact: Mary Hatton
219) 937-5603

"Cash Out Boys" Gang Member Sentenced in Murder, Racketeering

South Bend, Indiana — United States Attorney David Capp announced the following:

Demerius Shaw, 20, of Indianapolis, Indiana was sentenced by District Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr., to 600 months imprisonment and 10 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offenses of racketeering and carrying and using a firearm during a drug trafficking crime/crime of violence. Forty of the sentenced years are on Count 1 RICO which include a murder, two additional shootings and armed drug trafficking. According to documents filed in this case, in 2010 and 2011, Shaw was a member of the criminal enterprise Cash Out Boyz. During his time with the organization, Shaw was involved in the home invasion of a suspected drug dealer. During the invasion, an occupant of the home was shot and robbed of money and drugs. Shaw was also involved in additional numerous violent criminal activities including the murder of a rival gang member. This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the South Bend Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.