A member of a Dodge City street gang targeted in a federal racketeering case has pleaded guilty to attempted murder.
Jason Najera, 29, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted murder in furtherance of racketeering.
The charges stem from an August 2011 incident where investigators said he used a knife to stab two men Najera believed were members of a rival gang.
In his plea, Najera admitted that as a member of the Diablos Viejos he was part of an ongoing criminal conspiracy involving the Nortenos street gang whose members used murder, robbery, assault and acts of violence to protect and expand their operations.
Sentencing is set for May 6. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.