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Irish Mob Gang member hopes to avoid life in prison with federal plea deal

Chad Nathan Hudson
Chad Nathan Hudson

One of the alleged ringleaders of the Irish Mob gang has struck a deal with federal prosecutors to plead guilty to drug conspiracy and money laundering charges, records show.

Under the proposed plea agreement, Chad “Big Homie” Nathan Hudson, 37, would serve a 29-year sentence running concurrently with several other prison sentences he previously racked up.

"I feel it is in my best interest to do so," Hudson wrote in a court petition to change his plea to guilty.

Hudson is already serving 20 years for several felony convictions in state court including burglary, robbery, kidnapping, and an assortment of drug and weapons charges.

Federal prosecutors claim Hudson is a high-ranking member of the Irish Mob, which allegedly organized drug deals and collected online payments from behind prison walls. The gang allegedly used smuggled cellphones to organize drug deals and collected money through PayPal and prepaid credit cards.

The Irish Mob allegedly was responsible for trafficking large amounts of heroin and methamphetamine in central Oklahoma, all orchestrated by Oklahoma Department of Corrections prison inmates. So far, 28 people have been charged in federal court in connection with a multiagency investigation into the gang's drug trafficking activities.

Several defendants have already pleaded guilty in the case, but Hudson is the first alleged ringleader to admit guilt.

A federal judge could still reject Hudson's plea agreement, if he feels it isn't in the best interest of justice, said J. Patrick Quillian, an attorney for Hudson.

If the plea is rejected and Hudson is found guilty at trial, he could face a much longer time in prison for his alleged involvement in the Irish Mob.

"He would be looking at life," Quillian said.

Brianna Bailey

Brianna Bailey joined The Oklahoman in January 2013 as a business writer. During her time at The Oklahoman, she has walked across Oklahoma City twice, once north-to-south down Western Avenue, and once east-to-west, tracing the old U.S. Route 66.... Read more ›

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