01/14/2022 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/14/2022 18:13
Universal Aryan Brotherhood member Dylan Rose, 30, pleaded guilty this week to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.
As part of the conspiracy, he admitted to murdering victim Jason Harris in 2017.
The plea agreement calls for Rose to serve 22 years in prison to run concurrent with the state of Oklahoma sentence he is presently serving. U.S. District Judge Claire V. Eagan will determine Rose's sentence on May 3, 2022.
"Dylan Rose took an active role in the Universal Aryan Brotherhood. As part of his nefarious crimes, he kidnapped and murdered a man," said U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. "I want to thank Assistant U.S. Attorney Dennis Fries and special agents with Homeland Security Investigations and IRS-Criminal Investigation who have sought justice for Oklahomans victimized by this deadly criminal organization."
Rose, in his plea agreement, stated that he was a member of the Universal Aryan Brotherhood from 2016 to the present. Rose knew that at least two other UAB members would commit racketeering crimes. He understood the objectives of the racketeering conspiracy and took part in it. Rose admitted to being involved directly, or as a coconspirator, in two or more racketeering crimes to include murder, kidnapping, and more. Specifically on Oct. 4, 2017, Rose along with Dustin Baker kidnapped, robbed and killed Jason Harris. The 38-year-old victim was later discovered in an SUV on the shoulder of Highway 169.
Rose was indicted on Dec. 7, 2018, with 17 other UAB members and associates. The indictment was unsealed Feb. 20, 2019, and alleged the gang to be a racketeering enterprise that committed acts of murder, kidnapping, the trafficking of methamphetamine and firearms, money laundering, assault, and robbery throughout the State of Oklahoma. The indictment alleged that nine individuals were murdered as part of the UAB's racketeering operations, often upon the orders of the Main Council, the highest governing body of the UAB.
The UAB is a "whites only" prison-based gang with members operating inside and outside of state prisons throughout Oklahoma. It was established in 1993 within the Oklahoma Department of Corrections and modeled itself after the principles and ideology of the Aryan Brotherhood, a California-based prison gang that formed in the 1960s.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations and IRS-Criminal Investigation led the investigation with assistance from the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, the Tulsa and Enid Police Departments, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Dennis A. Fries is prosecuting this case.
You can find the press release announcing charges in February 2019 here.