NEW YORK – Authorities on Tuesday introduced the indictment of 18 folks, together with New York Metropolis rapper Casanova, in connection to a litany of gang-related crimes together with racketeering, homicide, medication, firearms, and fraud offenses.
Performing U.S. Legal professional Audrey Strauss and different legislation enforcement officers issued a press release accusing these named within the indictment of being a part of the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation gang, working in New York Metropolis and a part of New York state.
Authorities stated 17 of the 18 named within the indictment have been in custody. The FBI’s New York workplace issued a tweet saying Casanova, whose authorized identify is Caswell Senior, was nonetheless being sought.
“Members of Gorilla Stone dedicated horrible acts of violence, trafficked in narcotics, and even engaged in brazen fraud by exploiting advantages packages meant to supply help in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Strauss stated within the assertion.
A kind of indicted was accused in reference to the Sept. 21 killing of a minor in Poughkeepsie, New York. The others have been indicted in connection to costs together with assault, drug distribution and weapons possession. Two folks have been charged with falsely utilizing different folks’s identification data to file for COVID-19 unemployment advantages.
Casanova, at present signed to Roc Nation, was indicted on costs of conspiracy to commit racketeering; conspiracy to distribute managed substances, and firearms possession.
Emails have been despatched to Roc Nation and the rapper’s consultant in search of remark.
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