Gang member snooped medical records of gang violence victims at Detroit Medical Center

A Detroit man affiliated with an area street gang pleaded guilty to accessing a database of patients at Detroit Medical Center and witness tampering in federal court, reports The Detroit News.

Jamerio Clark, an associate of the Vice Lords street gang who worked for Detroit-based Karmano Cancer Institute, said he accessed the database which contained information of three victims of gang shootings. A member of Vice Lords had reportedly asked Mr. Clark to find the personal information of victims so the gang could convince them not to cooperate with investigators, according to federal prosecutors.

Mr. Clark accessed the database at least 15 times and provided names, birth dates, phone numbers, addresses and other information to another gang member, according to the report.

Mr. Clark's sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 18, and he could face more than seven years in federal prison, according to the report.

Eight other members of Vice Lords have pleaded guilty to related charges, according to the report.

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