Former NFL player among 8 arrested on human trafficking

Eight people were charged on Thursday with trafficking four women and one girl, as well as other gang-related offenses.

Eric Johnson, who played six seasons in the NFL between 2000 and 2005, is one of them.

According to FOX 5 Atlanta, Attorney General Chris Carr says the "LOTTO Gang" members are accused of aggravated assault,

kidnapping, racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations act (RICO) violations, trafficking in persons for sexual servitude,

and violating the street gang terrorism and prevention act. A grand jury indicted all eight on February 8.

Carr claimed that after a month-long investigation, all eight gang members had been found.

He asserts that the LOTTO gang used the proceeds from human trafficking to support its members and buy things like firearms.

There are 41 "predicate and overt acts" that were conducted between October 2021 and July 2022, according to the lengthy indictment against the LOTTO gang.

There, it is claimed that the gang detained the women they trafficked against their will and used violence to keep them in line.

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