Texas Woman Pleads Guilty to Gacketeering Charges 8/23/13
BEAUMONT, Texas - Federal prosecutors say a 49-year-old woman has
pleaded guilty to her role in a criminal enterprise that orchestrated a killing
and distributed methamphetamine in East Texas.
Vicki Stark-Fitts of the Liberty County town of Hull admitted Thursday to
multiple racketeering charges. Authorities say she was associated with a gang
called SWS, an acronym that often stands for Separate White State.
Stark-Fitts and three others were named in a federal indictment returned
Aug. 7. The other three have each pleaded guilty to murder. The indictment
targeted members of SWS and also the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas.
Prosecutors say the four conspired to kill a fellow SWS member who earlier
had shot an ABT associate. The member was killed to prevent retaliation against
SWS by ABT.
Stark-Fitts faces life in prison.