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Convicted Las Vegas gang member faces life sentence

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His list of crimes is long, and a Las Vegas gang member will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Following a month-long trial, Jacorey Taylor, 30, a member of the Playboy Bloods street gang, was convicted on Monday.

Taylor, also known as "Mo-B," was convicted for racketeering conspiracy, murder in the aid of racketeering, use of a firearm during a crime of violence, conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

Taylor is the ninth of 10 gang members charged in federal court to be convicted. The 10th member, Markette Tillman, 31, is scheduled for trial in September.

According to court documents, the Playboy Bloods is a local affiliate of the national Bloods criminal street gang that operates in the Las Vegas metropolitan area.

Taylor was also a member of the Full Throttle Club, a subset of the Playboy Bloods known for engaging in acts of violence, including murder.

In 2004, Taylor, along with two co-defendants, shot and killed Billy Ray Thomas as he was working on a car in a parking lot. The defendants mistakenly believed Thomas was a rival gang member. The three were out for revenge after a member of the Playboy Bloods was killed.

In 2002, Taylor, armed with an AR-15 rifle, robbed the Klondike Casino in Henderson of more than $7,000 in cash with another man.  

Taylor has been in federal custody since 2008. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 8. He faces a mandatory life sentence without parole for his murder conviction.

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