Accused Charlotte gang killer pleads not guilty

The 12 defendants were members of the "United Blood Nation," a criminal enterprise commonly known as "UBN," or the "Bloods," according to the FBI The defendants operated as a racketeer influenced and corrupt organization responsible for carrying out violent acts for the purpose of protecting and furthering the gang's power, federal investigators said.

Cureton's attorney also filed a formal motion to dismiss on the same grounds. Those motions have not yet been ruled on.