Image Former Bury Your Dead guitarist Eric Ellis has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for gang activity. Ellis, who went to trial in Florida earlier this year, was accused of being a member of a gang inspired by Sons of Anarchy. He, along with fellow gang members, was convicted of conspiracy and violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. The FBI press release notes:

The gang committed a series of violent felonies and crimes, including an extortion that left one man nearly dead; the choking of a young woman until she passed out; armed bank robberies; armed home invasions; daily cocaine and opiate sales; and theft of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise from local stores.

Ellis was a member of Bury Your Dead from 2004 to 2008 and was involved with two of their Victory Records albums - Cover Your Tracks in 2004 and Beauty and the Breakdown in 2006.

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