NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Nearly two dozen people have been indicted in New York City, accused of being part of a violent street gang that authorities said terrorized residents, made big bucks off drugs and robberies and left a trail of dead bodies in its wake.

On Thursday, officials said a 75-count indictment was unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn.

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The indictment accuses 23 alleged members of the Outlaw Gangsta Crips with crimes including racketeering conspiracy, murder conspiracy and attempted murder. The gang is a subgroup of the Crips street gang.

The alleged gang members operated in the area of New York Avenue and Linden Boulevard in Flatbush, Brooklyn, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.

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The gang members also created phony checks from actual paychecks, deposited them into bank accounts and then withdrew the money, making more than $500,000, according to authorities.

Police said they believe the Crips subset is responsible for a recent uptick of shootings in the area; shootings with rivals who were trying to move in on their drug turf, Jones reported.

Additionally, officials said a wiretap revealed a plan to kill two people. The plot was thwarted by authorities.

Authorities recovered firearms and narcotics at a raid Thursday.

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