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      Alleged Albany gang leader faces decades in jail

      A grand jury indictment handed down on February 11th will keep the alleged leader of an Albany gang in jail for decades if he's convicted on all counts.

      21-year-old Michael Jerome Williams is charged with three different types of perjury, tampering with evidence, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and two counts of violating the state's gang act. Assistant District Attorney Matthew Breedon says Williams is the set leader of the CME Rattlersâ"a homegrown gang in Albany. Williams has been in jail since July on a probation violation, and Breedon says the current charges stem from a hearing that sent Williams to jail.

      Breedon says Williams and other gang members lied on the stand, and now he faces up to 100 years in prison. Breedon says Williams' trial will be in the next few months.

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