NJ Bloods Gang Members Get Prison for Federal Conspiracy Charges
Two members of the street gang called the Bloods received prison sentences of 30 years for the roles that they played in several different shootings along the killing of a member of a rival gang. They both pleaded guilty to federal racketeering conspiracy charges.
Both men admitted that they were committing several violent crimes during the period of time between 2007 and 2011 to further their gang along. One man was considered an OG or Original Gangster and the other man was his deputy. The violent actions they took was to further their interests in the drug trade in their neighborhood for their benefit. The man in charge admitted to ordering the shootings of eight different members of rival gangs, and one of these members was killed in a drive-by shooting that the deputy gang member participated in. These men also admitted to their crimes in the drug trade during the investigation.
A number of agencies worked together on this case, including the FBI, ATF, DEA, and local officers from Newark and Essex County. Several New Jersey areas have problems when it comes to gang crimes, and it can sometimes be easy to get caught up in this type of lifestyle.
It can be easy for some to assume that since they don’t have a violent past or a string of crimes that they’ve been accused of that they’ll be able to get through the criminal justice system unscathed. However, if you’ve been accused of a crime, the prosecution will do everything in their power to get a conviction.
An experienced defense attorney can work to possibly turn the tide in your favor. Contact the law office of Jill R. Cohen today to discuss the facts of your case and how to best move forward with your defense. A strong plan in place today can help you receive the most optimal outcome possible based on the situation.