U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York believes Casanova played a “leadership role” in Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation Bloods Gang, in which Casanova has pleaded guilty to racketeering charges.
In addition to “conspiring to distribute over 100 kilogrammes of marijuana,” the rapper, whose real name is Caswell Senior, pled guilty to “conspiring to conduct and participate in the running of the affairs of a criminal enterprise through a pattern of racketeering behaviour.”
As stated by the U.S. Attorney’s office, Casanova admitted to shooting at a person at a Florida party in July 2020 “with whom he was having a gaming argument.” Additionally, he admitted to involvement in the trafficking of marijuana and a robbery committed in 2018.
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It’s possible to get 60 years in prison on both offences, with a statutory minimum of five years behind bars. The sentencing hearing will take place on December 6, according to the current schedule. Previous attempted murder and assault with deadly weapon accusations have been dropped by Casanova’s lawyer, James Kousouros.
Kousouros told Pitchfork that “Mr Senior acknowledged responsibility for his actions, which was possession with the purpose to sell marijuana and the robbery of a young lady who was photographing him with her phone.” Before he is sentenced, Mr Senior’s attorneys hope that their presentation to the court will shed light on the circumstances of the case and show him in his true light.
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US Attorney Damian Williams said in a statement that Caswell Senior, an accomplished recording artist and performer, had been found guilty along with 12 of his co-defendants of having held a leadership position in Gorilla Stone, a particularly violent Bloods gang operating throughout New York and the rest of the country.
The gang’s vicious brutality included a killing in Miami and a robbery at a Manhattan cafe that Senior was involved with, in addition to his supervising role.”