Casanova Among 18 Charged With Racketeering, Firearm, & Drug Offenses

 

A 16-count indictment charging 18 members of the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation with racketeering, murder, narcotics, firearms, and fraud offenses was unsealed on Tuesday. Brandon Soto, a.k.a. Stacks, is charged with murdering a minor in September.

“As the indictment alleges, the violence and drug activity committed by these gang members threatened the safety of our communities and placed innocent lives at risk,” said FBI Assistant Director, William F. Sweeney Jr.  “Their unabashed criminal behavior, as alleged, included the murder of a 15-year-old and even extended to defrauding programs meant for people suffering economic hardship due to the pandemic.  But thanks to the partnership and hard work of all law enforcement agencies involved in this investigation, we were able to stop this violent criminal organization – and show that Gorilla Stone is actually not ‘untouchable.'”

One of the members named in the indictment is rapper Casanova, real name Caswell Senior. Casanova is charged with Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering, Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances, and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime.

While 17 of the Gorilla Stone members have been arrested, the FBI is still looking for Casanova. Each of the rapper’s charges carries a maximum life sentence.

Source: U.S. Department of Justice

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