Authorities said 39-year-old Eugene Thomas “Yoo Jin” Chung was the gang’s ringleader. WXIA-TV reports that Chung and four other men have been charged with extortion, drug trafficking and firearm possession.
Prosecutors accuse Chung and his defendants of threatening the owner of a Korean restaurant by demanding payments of $400 to $800. Chung was accused of threatening to harm people and vandalize the restaurant if they were not paid.
Authorities said a victim arranged a meeting between gang leaders and an undercover FBI agent. Authorities said Chung told the undercover agent that he could offer gambling, extortion, debt collection and marijuana distribution.