NEW ORLEANS - The man dubbed New Orleans "Most Dangerous Criminal" by Mayor Mitch Landrieu and police is due back in the city next week.
Friday, a judge ordered Telly Hankton, 36 to appear in federal court November 15 at 2 p.m.
Hankton and members of his alleged crime family are accused of murder, drug dealing, violence and conspiracy.
The 22-count, 42-page RICO indictment states that between 1998 and 2003, Hankton and his associates were buying and selling five to six kilos of cocaine every two weeks.
Five the 13 defendants named in the indictment - Telly, Thomas and Andre Hankton - along with Walter Porter and Kevin Jackson, face a possible death penalty.
Hankton is currently serving a life sentence at the Angola, the Louisiana State Penitentiary for an unrelated murder.
Federal prosecutors requested Hankton be brought back to New Orleans for his initial appearance on the federal charges.
They also requested that he be housed in the custody of the U.S. Marshal at the Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel, Louisiana until the conclusion of the federal proceedings.