Two men alleged to be part of a white supremacist gang have been arraigned on federal conspiracy and other charges relating to the 2009 shooting of another gang associate.
A Justice Department statement said Joshua Mark Bodine, 31, of Vidor, and John Oliver Manning, 59, of Pasadena, are charged in a federal indictment opened on Thursday with violent crimes in support of racketeering.
The pair was arraigned Thursday in Beaumont on counts that include conspiracy to assault, assault and assorted firearms and drug charges.
The statement said the two are members and associates of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and are accused of shooting and wounding a fellow gang associate in Nederland. Messages left with their attorneys on Thursday weren't returned.
If convicted, Bodine and Manning could get life in prison.