Brooklyn Man Convicted of Murder in Quadruple Shooting During Basketball Tournament at Marcy Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant


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Thursday, March 5, 2015

 

Brooklyn Man Convicted of Murder in Quadruple Shooting During Basketball Tournament at Marcy Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant

Defendant Also Convicted of Shooting and Injuring Three Others in Gang Dispute

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a 21-year-old man has been convicted of second-degree murder and other charges for a gang-related shooting that left an 18-year-old boy dead and a 15-year-old and two 13-year-old boys injured. The defendant faces 25 years to life in prison on the top count when he is sentenced later this month.

District Attorney Thompson said, “When this defendant pulled out a gun and opened fire during that youth basketball tournament at the Marcy Houses, he turned what should’ve been a festive event into a scene of senseless violence that left an 18-year-old dead and a 13-year-old partially paralyzed. He will now go to prison where he belongs and may spend the next 25 years thinking about how he ruined so many young lives unnecessarily, including his own.”

The District Attorney identified the defendant as Brandon Reese, 21, of Brooklyn. He was convicted yesterday afternoon of one count of second-degree murder, one count of second-degree attempted murder, one count of first-degree assault, one count of first-degree attempted assault, one count of second-degree assault, one count of second-degree attempted assault, one count of first-degree reckless endangerment, and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon following a jury trial before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Sheryl Parker. The defendant will be sentenced on March 18, 2015, at which time he faces 25 years to life in prison on the top count.

The District Attorney said that, according to trial testimony, on July 6, 2013, at approximately 6:30 p.m., at the Marcy Houses, located at 472 Marcy Avenue, in Bedford-Stuyvesant, during a basketball tournament two rival crews engaged in a dispute which ultimately resulted in a shooting.

The District Attorney said that, according to trial testimony, a number of gang members from Bushwick Houses, who belong to a crew named Young Stackers (YS), were hanging out in front of Marcy Houses. A member of Stack Money Goonz (SMG) walked by and realized that one of the YS’s had previously pulled a gun on him. He then called his older brother, the defendant, Brandon Reese, for back-up.

The District Attorney further said that, according to trial testimony, after an argument ensued between his brother and the YS kids, the defendant pulled his gun from his waistband and fired approximately nine shots. Mario Lopez was shot approximately eight times and pronounced dead later that evening. Three others were injured: A 13-year-old shot in the neck with the bullet exiting his nose was left with permanent partial paralysis of his face; a second 13-year-old was shot in the knee; a 15-year-old was grazed on the hip and suffered minor injuries.

The case was investigated by now retired New York City Police Detective James Tischler and other detectives assigned to the NYPD’s 79th precinct.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Nicole Chavis, Chief of the District Attorney’s Violent Criminal Enterprises Bureau, with the assistance of Assistant District Attorney Iris Das, under the supervision of Executive Assistant District Attorney William E. Schaeffer, Chief of Investigations.

 

Four Brooklyn Residents Indicted In Connection With Kidnapping



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Monday, March 2, 2015

 

Four Brooklyn Residents Indicted In Connection With Kidnapping
And Promoting Prostitution of Two 13-Year-Old Girls

Defendants Allegedly Kept Victims in Bedford-Stuyvesant Apartment

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson and New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton today announced that four people have been named in a 32-count indictment in connection with the 2014 kidnapping of two 13-year-old girls who they hoped to lure into prostitution.

District Attorney Thompson said, “These defendants are accused of disgraceful actions involving young girls who should be protected, not exploited, by men who should know better. Few crimes are as dehumanizing and degrading as prostitution. Luckily, the young girls who were abducted are now safe and their abusers will now face justice.”

Commissioner Bratton said, “The sexual exploitation of children affects not only the victim and their family, but society as a whole. Thanks to the work of the NYPD investigators and our law enforcement partners at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, these alleged abductors will now answer for their actions.”

The District Attorney identified the defendants as Marcus Sumpter, 25, Joann Bailey, 55 and Jerry Brown, 57. All of the defendants reside at 463 Classon Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant. A fourth defendant is being sought. The defendants were arraigned Friday afternoon before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun on an indictment in which they are variously charged with first- and second-degree kidnapping, second- and third-degree promoting prostitution, second- and third-degree rape, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, fourth-degree criminal facilitation and endangering the welfare of a child. Sumpter was ordered held without bail, Bailey’s bail was set at $100,000 cash or $50,000 bond and Brown’s bail was set at $50,000 cash or $25,000 bond. The defendants were ordered to return to court on April 22, 2015. The top count carries a sentence of up to 25 years in prison.

The District Attorney said that, according to the investigation, on August 30, 2014, the two 13-year-old girls, who were on their way home from a party, met defendant Sumpter in the

vicinity of the Franklin Avenue train station. They accompanied him back to his apartment, on Classon Avenue, where he had sex with them.

The District Attorney said that, according to the investigation, the girls left the apartment the next day, but Sumpter followed them to the train station and asked them to come back to his apartment. He allegedly told them they could make money working as prostitutes. They went back to the apartment and another defendant allegedly took scantily clad photos of them and attempted to post their pictures on craigslist.

The District Attorney added that, according to the investigation, a concerned relative texted one of the teens and allegedly received a text in return stating: “Want a date?” from one of the defendants, who had taken control of the girls’ phones. The relative then replied, “Yes” and asked for the price and the location. He went to the apartment, paid for the alleged services and retrieved the girl. The other girl was subsequently found by her relatives and removed from the premises.

The case was investigated by New York City Police Detectives Anayansi Parris and Adrian Campos of the NYPD’s VICE Enforcement Squad, under the supervision of Sergeant Gregory Graves and Lieutenant Marcus Morales, and the overall supervision of Deputy Inspector Anthony Favale.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Danit Almog, of the District Attorney’s Human Trafficking Unit, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Laura J. Neubauer, Chief of the Human Trafficking Unit, and the overall supervision of Assistant District Attorney Coleen Balbert, Chief of the District Attorney’s Sex Crimes Bureau.

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Indictment of New York City Police Officer Peter Liang


 

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Statement of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson Regarding Indictment of New York City Police Officer Peter Liang For The Death Of Akai Gurley

Shortly after the tragic death of Akai Gurley in a stairwell of the Louis H. Pink Houses in East New York, Brooklyn, I promised to conduct a full and fair investigation to get to the bottom of what happened that night. I can now report that the District Attorney’s Office has completed a thorough investigation into this matter.

Our investigation was led by veteran prosecutors, Marc J. Fliedner, Chief of the Civil Rights Bureau and Joseph Alexis, Chief of the Red Zone Trial Bureau, and Ann Bordley, Senior Appellate Counsel, of the Appeals Bureau.

As a result of the investigation a grand jury has returned a six-count indictment charging New York City Police Department Officer Peter Liang with one count of second-degree manslaughter, one count of criminally negligent homicide, one count of second-degree assault, one count of reckless endangerment and two counts of official misconduct.

Officer Liang was arraigned earlier this afternoon before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun and released without bail. The top count of the indictment carries a maximum of 15 years in prison.

NYPD Officers bravely put their lives on the line every day in service to New York. At no time was this more evident than when several officers responded to a shooting at the Pink Houses. As they always do, Officers rushed in 2724 Linden Boulevard to assist. When the Officers saw Mr. Gurley, they immediately dropped to their knees and attempted to render aid to save Mr. Gurley’s life.

In addition to Assistant District Attorneys Fliedner and Alexis, I extend my gratitude to all of the other Assistant District Attorneys and Detective Investigators on my staff who worked so hard on this case so that the judicial process could be conducted fairly. I am also grateful for the invaluable assistance provided by the the New York City Police Department’s Internal Affairs Bureau and the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office.

Brooklyn Man Convicted Of Manslaughter In Fatal Crash That Left Newlywed Couple and Their Premature Infant Dead



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Friday, February 20, 2015

 

Brooklyn Man Convicted Of Manslaughter In Fatal Crash That Left Newlywed Couple and Their Premature Infant Dead

Jury Found Defendant Acted Recklessly in Speeding on Williamsburg Streets, Crashing Into Livery Cab in Which Couple Was Riding

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson today announced that a 46-year-old Brooklyn man has been convicted of second-degree manslaughter and other charges in connection with a fatal incident in Williamsburg in 2013 when he crashed his vehicle into a livery cab in which a young couple was riding, then fled the scene.

The District Attorney said, “A beautiful innocent family lost their lives because Julio Acevedo chose to drive recklessly on the streets of Brooklyn. This was a tragedy. Almost two years later we were able to get justice. We are grateful to the jury for following the evidence and holding Julio Acevedo accountable.”

The District Attorney said that the defendant, Julio Acevedo, 46, of Brooklyn, was convicted last night of two counts of second-degree manslaughter, one count of criminally negligent homicide and two counts of leaving the scene of an incident without reporting following a jury trial before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Neil Firetog, who set sentencing for March 18, 2015. The defendant faces up to 15 years in prison on the top count, but could face up to life in prison because of his prior criminal history.

The District Attorney said that, according to trial testimony, at approximately 12:15 a.m., on March 3, 2013, Acevedo, who was driving a BMW, was traveling at approximately 70 miles per hour northbound on Kent Avenue when he crashed into a livery cab traveling westbound on Wilson Avenue, being driven by Pedro Nunez-Delacruz. The livery cab was easing into the intersection after passing a stop sign when it was struck. Backseat passengers Nathan Glauber, 21, and his wife, Raizy, also 21, who was seven-months pregnant, were killed. Their son, Tanchem, was delivered alive, but died the next day. The cab driver suffered minor injuries.

The District Attorney said that, according to trial testimony, Acevedo jumped out of his car after crashing into the livery cab, observed the carnage and then fled the scene. He was arrested by the New York City Police Department’s Warrant Squad in Pennsylvania on March 7, 2013.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Gayle M. Dampf, Chief of the District Attorney’s Vehicular Crimes Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Timothy Gough, Chief of the District Attorney’s Grey Zone Bureau.

 

 

 

Schumer, Thompson Demand TSA Require All Airports Develop Comprehensive Screening Process For All Employees

SCHUMER: DA THOMPSON’S RECENT BUST OF ATLANTA-NY GUN SMUGGLING RING EXPOSES GAPING & DANGEROUS LOOPHOLE IN NEW YORK – AND NATIONAL AIRPORT SECURITY, ALLOWING ERRANT AIRLINE EMPLOYEES TO SMUGGLE GUNS, DRUGS & EXPLOSIVES ONTO PLANES – AMAZINGLY, MOST EMPLOYEES ARE EXEMPT FROM GOING THROUGH METAL DETECTORS;

Lack of Physical Security Checks Allowed Gun Running Ring to Board Nearly 20 Flights Undetected In 2014 Alone, Smuggling Over 150 Firearms Straight to NY Streets – Schumer, Thompson Call For Action to Protect Against Potential Acts of Terrorism, Future Crime

While Pilots & Flight Crew Must Pass Through Metal Detectors Each Day, Employees Who Clean & Repair Planes, Load Luggage & Work In Terminals Past Security Check Points Do Not; Schumer, Thompson Say TSA Must Require Airports to Upgrade Unique Airport Security Plans to Include Physical Screening– Astoundingly, this is Not Currently a Requirement

Schumer: Millions of Gov’t Employees in Courthouses, the Pentagon & Federal Offices Pass Through Metal Detectors Each Day – Errant Airport Employees With the Potential to Perpetrate Acts of Terror on Airplanes Should Be Physically Screened As Well

In the wake of D.A. Ken Thompson’s exposure of a highly disturbing gun running scheme, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to immediately implement a national requirement that all airports physically screen airline and airport employees each day before they enter secured areas of airports. Currently, pilots and flight crew pass through metal detectors, but amazingly, most employees that repair and clean planes, load luggage, and work in the terminal post-security checkpoints are exempt from this physically screening. Schumer and Thompson said this gaping and dangerous loophole in airport security plans allowed an expansive gun running scheme to smuggle 153 firearms into New York, when a former Delta Airlines employee carried backpacks and carry-on baggage full of guns and ammunition on nearly twenty commercial flights in 2014 from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to New York. Four men have been charged by Thompson for allegedly conspiring to sell these firearms, destined for the streets of Brooklyn. After Thompson notified federal authorities, a fifth man was charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia with a firearms trafficking offense and violating airport security requirements. Schumer said that like airplane passengers, flight crews and millions of private and government employees in courthouses and elsewhere, all commercial airport employees should be physically screened before entering secure areas, as a requirement of each airport’s unique Airport Security Plan (ASP). While Schumer made clear that while the vast majority of airline employees are honest, upstanding citizens, it takes one person to exploit the system and smuggle guns, or worse, explosives onto a plane and cause huge damage.

“When guns, drugs, and even explosives are as easy to carry on board a plane as a neck pillow, then we have to seriously – and immediately – overhaul our airport security practices,” said Senator Schumer. “In this day and age of terrorism, rampant drug dealing and gun smuggling, we just can’t be too careful. DA Thompson’s groundbreaking investigation underscores that clearly, the TSA should require all airline employees to be physically screened each day before entering secure airport areas. The vast majority of airline employees are good, hard-working people, however, in order to limit the chance of weapons and other dangerous contraband from making it into our overhead compartments, all airline employees should pass through metal detectors.”

“The ease by which airport employees are able to smuggle weapons and other contraband onto our commercial airliners is troubling and warrants immediate scrutiny and inspection,” said District Attorney Thompson. “Our investigation, in cooperation with the NYPD and our federal law enforcement partners, identified gaping holes in our nation’s airport security. In this age of terrorism, basic protections such as screening airport employees, is critical to the safety of our country. Moreover, these loaded weapons were intended for the streets of New York where they could have been used to kill our residents or police officers. The majority of airport personnel are good, hardworking employees but there are bad apples in every workplace. By screening everyone – not just passengers and flight crews – TSA will be able to identify and remove offending employees before they have the opportunity to spoil the whole apple cart.”

According to DA Thompson’s groundbreaking investigation, defendant Mark Henry made 17 trips between New York airports and Atlanta, Georgia between May 8, 2014 and December 10, 2014. Mark Henry worked as a Delta ramp agent between 2007 and 2010 so he was aware of weaknesses in the system. He would pass weapons to Eugene Harvey, who was working as a Delta ramp agent, outside of the airport. Mark Henry then proceeded through security to the boarding areas. Eugene Harvey was not required to go through security at Hartsdale’s Atlanta airport, so he simply took the bags of weapons through the employee entrances and into the secure areas of the airport. Once Mark Henry cleared security, Eugene Harvey would go inside the airport and allegedly give him back the guns in exchange for cash.

Schumer explained that each airport has a unique Airport Security Plan (ASP), which is developed in conjunction with the TSA to fit that specific facility’s layout, size, number of entrances, number of employees and other unique factors. Nationwide, there are very few, if any, airports that require airport employees, like those working in post-security terminals at gates, on the tarmac and ramps and at vendors, to pass through metal detectors before work each day. Schumer explained that astoundingly, in the recent bust by DA Thompson, it seems the two defendants did not break a single airport rule in terms of airport screening. Atlanta’s airport’s ASP did not require physical screening of employees before entering secured areas, which demonstrates a need for serious security overhauls nationwide. At New York area airports, employees are physically screened in some cases but not in every instance – the rules vary by employee and terminal.

According to DA Thompson’s groundbreaking investigation, defendant Mark Henry made 17 trips between New York airports and Atlanta, Georgia between May 8, 2014 and December 10, 2014. Mark Henry worked as a Delta ramp agent between 2007 and 2010 so he was aware of weaknesses in the system. He would pass weapons to Eugene Harvey, who was working as a Delta ramp agent, outside of the airport. Mark Henry then proceeded through security to the boarding areas. Eugene Harvey was not required to go through security at Hartsdale’s Atlanta airport, so he simply took the bags of weapons through the employee entrances and into the secure areas of the airport. Once Mark Henry cleared security, Eugene Harvey would go inside the airport and allegedly give him back the guns in exchange for cash.
Schumer explained that each airport has a unique Airport Security Plan (ASP), which is developed in conjunction with the TSA to fit that specific facility’s layout, size, number of entrances, number of employees and other unique factors. Nationwide, there are very few, if any, airports that require airport employees, like those working in post-security terminals at gates, on the tarmac and ramps and at vendors, to pass through metal detectors before work each day. Schumer explained that astoundingly, in the recent bust by DA Thompson, it seems the two defendants did not break a single airport rule in terms of airport screening. Atlanta’s airport’s ASP did not require physical screening of employees before entering secured areas, which demonstrates a need for serious security overhauls nationwide. At New York area airports, employees are physically screened in some cases but not in every instance – the rules vary by employee and terminal.

Ironically, the TSA does require that flight crew and pilots be screened, and Schumer and Thompson said that there is no reason that other employees aren’t physically screened as well. Schumer and Thompson did highlight the important fact that the TSA does currently require an employee’s background to be screened before they are hired, and the TSA continues to check whether those employees are added to the terrorist watch list daily. But, the lawmakers noted that given the recent arrests, these security steps are insufficient on their own.

Schumer today said that the TSA must implement a national requirement that all airline employees be physically screened as part of an airport’s Airport Security Plan. Schumer today said that each airport can determine the most cost-effective and efficient ways to screen each employee, whether it be at existing employee screening lines for flight crew, or by placing new metal detectors at other employee entrances. Regardless of the method, anyone entering the secure airport areas should be screened, whether they are an employee or a passenger, Schumer and Thompson said.

A copy of Schumer’s letter to TSA Director Pistole appears below:


 

Dear Director Pistole,

Thank you for your continued efforts to keep our nation and the traveling public safe. I’m sure you were as alarmed as I was to hear the news, following a case brought by Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson, that an airline worker smuggled dangerous, sometimes loaded, weapons and ammunition through the Atlanta airport and onto planes destined for New York City.

The investigation by DA Thompson has determined that this gun-smuggling ring operated without impediment for almost six months. Fundamental to their scheme was the lack of airline employee physical screening that allowed an airline employee to carry numerous lethal weapons into the theoretically secure passenger boarding area, where they were handed off to a passenger who brought them aboard a plane as carry-on luggage. This lack of physical screening of employees is not limited to Atlanta; in fact, once most employees submit to background checks and security threat assessments, they are cleared for access to secure areas in airports across the country. One can easily imagine terrorists employing similar techniques to the Atlanta criminals, in order to get loaded weapons onto planes, and this is simply an unacceptable risk. The security breaches that occurred at Hartsfield-Jackson
Atlanta National Airport are a frightening wake-up call that must be heeded with all due speed. Thankfully, this employee and his co-conspirators have been arrested, but this incident has exposed a gaping loophole in airport security that must be promptly addressed and eliminated. As head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), I ask that you implement a national requirement that airline employees go through physical screening each and every time they enter the secure areas of an airport.

Each and every airport nationwide should be required to develop a comprehensive physical screening procedure for employees as soon as possible. Though I realize this may seem to be a burden to some, we know well from prior tragedies that
security is of paramount importance. The 9-11 attacks on New York City and other parts of the country were tragic examples of what can happen when security breaches occur in airports, and we must do everything in our power to prevent similar tragedies. Under your leadership, the TSA has done an admirable job of screening all the passengers on airlines, providing background screening of employees at airports, and developing physical security plans at every airport. DA Thompson’s case has revealed that we must do a little bit more: everyone entering an airport should be subject to physical screening, regardless of whether they are a passenger or employee.

Thank you, and I look forward to working with you on this important issue.

32 Defendants, Including Reputed Members of ‘Gates Avenue Mafia,’ Charged With Conspiracy Following Complaints of Violence, Drugs

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

 

32 Defendants, Including Reputed Members of ‘Gates Avenue Mafia,’ Charged With Conspiracy Following Complaints of Violence, Drugs

Hundreds of Neighborhood Residents Outraged in Wake of Shooting
That Left 11-Year-Old Bedford-Stuyvesant Girl Paralyzed;
Twenty-Nine Guns, Plus Quantities of Drugs, Recovered During Course of Investigation, And Execution of Arrest and Search Warrants

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, together with New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, today announced that 32 defendants, including 12 reputed members of the ‘Gates Avenue Mafia,’ have been variously charged in three separate indictments with conspiracy to sell firearms, heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine in and around Gates Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant and in upstate Gloversville, New York, and with the attempted murder of an upstate man.

District Attorney Thompson said, “There is absolutely no reason why an innocent 11-year-old girl should be caught in a hail of bullets while sitting outside with her family on a spring evening and is now paralyzed. We must reclaim streets such as Gates Avenue that are too often plagued by gang violence and blatant drug dealing, and these arrests will help us do so.”

Commissioner Bratton said, “The New York City Police Department, along with our partners from the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, will remain vigilant in our efforts in keeping Brooklyn safe and will not tolerate children being shot on our streets. Thanks to the investigators and prosecutors assigned to this case, these criminals who conspired to traffic firearms and deal narcotics will be held accountable for their reckless actions.”

The investigation, which included undercover purchases and electronic surveillance, began last September following community complaints about narcotics trafficking and violence in and around Gates Avenue and other areas within the 79th and 81st precincts located in Bedford-Stuyvesant in the wake of the shooting of Taylonni Mazyck, 11, on May 31, 2013. Tayloni was sitting in front of her building at 600 Gates Avenue, with her mother and cousins, when she was struck by one of 10 bullets allegedly fired by Kane Cooper in the direction of several alleged members of the ‘Gates Avenue Mafia’ who were hanging out halfway down the block in front of 590 Gates Avenue. Cooper is charged with attempted murder and his case is pending.

The District Attorney said that, according to the indictments, the 32 defendants are variously charged with conspiracy to sell crack cocaine, cocaine, heroin and firearms in Brooklyn and with conspiracy to sell cocaine in upstate Gloversville, New York, where it sold for a greater profit. Alleged GAM member Rasheen Behlin is also charged in an indictment with second-degree attempted murder for beating and nearly shooting to death a Gloversville man last April. All but seven of the defendants were arrested yesterday. Eleven of the defendants were arraigned yesterday in Brooklyn Supreme Court. The rest of the defendants are expected to be arraigned today. Detectives recovered 29 guns, quantities of narcotics and $24,000 cash during the course of the investigation and during the execution of arrest and search warrants.

The District Attorney said that in addition to selling narcotics and weapons on the streets of Brooklyn, eight reputed members of the ‘Gates Avenue Mafia,’ allegedly ran a crack operation in Gloversville, near Albany, in Fulton County. The defendants would allegedly take the drugs from Brooklyn to Gloversville by Greyhound bus twice a month, according to the investigation, where they would sell an 8-ball (eighth of an ounce, 3.5 grams of cocaine) for $200. They allegedly sold the same amount for $150 in Brooklyn.

The District Attorney further said that, according to the investigation, on April 29, 2014, in Gloversville, defendant Rasheen Behlin and two other men burst into the apartment of one of their customers and duct-taped two men. They allegedly pistol-whipped the men and beat them with hammers – breaking their knees and ankles – and then shot one of the victims in the face through a couch cushion. In an April 30, 2014, raid, Gloversville police recovered 100 grams of cocaine (worth about $5,700). Gang members allegedly brought the cocaine with them from Brooklyn.

The defendants are variously charged in three separate indictments with second-, fourth- and fifth-degree conspiracy, first-, second- and third-degree sale of a controlled substance, second-, third- and seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance, second- and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree criminal sale of a firearm, criminal possession of a firearm, second-degree attempted murder, second-degree assault, first-, second- and third-degree burglary, first-, second- and third-degree robbery.

The investigation was conducted by Detectives Daniel Grandstaff and Daniel Nicoletti of the New York City Police Department’s Brooklyn North Gang Squad under the supervision of Sergeant Joseph Cruzado, Captain Stephen Espinoza, Deputy Chief Kevin Catalina, commanding officer of the Gang Division and the overall supervision of Chief Thomas P. Purtell, Organized Crime Control Bureau.

The District Attorney also thanked Detectives Michael Jory, Joseph Kadle and Captain Anthony Clay of the Gloversville Police Department for their assistance on the case.

The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Frank Santarpia, William Neri and Sabrina Thanse, of the District Attorney’s Violent Criminal Enterprises Bureau, under the supervision of Tara Lenich, Deputy Chief for Special Investigations, and Nicole Chavis, Bureau Chief, and the overall supervision of Executive Assistant District Attorney William E. Schaeffer, Chief of Investigations.

 

DEFENDANT ADDENDUM:

 

  1. The Following Defendants Are Variously Charged in a 98-Count Indictment
    (* denotes reputed GAM member):

 

*Rasheen Behlin, 29, 125 East 55th Street, Brooklyn, NY. He was arraigned yesterday and ordered held on $1 million bail.

*Marvin Blake, 28, 349 Monroe Street, Brooklyn, NY.

 James Brown, 36, 1953 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY.

*Rayshawn Brown, 23, 212 Throop Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. He was arraigned yesterday and ordered held on$700,000 bail.

 Curtis Clark, 20, 330 Macon Street, Brooklyn, NY.

 Dennis Graves, 47,1362 East 85th Street, Brooklyn, NY.

 Denzil Graves, 20, 17 Nicholas Avenue, Staten Island, NY.

 Rayvoughn Hampton, 20, 954 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. He was arraigned yesterday and ordered held on $250,000 bail.

 Kevin Harley, 51, 479 Hancock Street, Brooklyn, NY.

*Jonathan Hernandez, 23, 590 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. He was arraigned yesterday and ordered held on $500,000 bail.

*Joseph Hutcherson, 20, 50 Stuyvesant Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.

 Quindell James, 27, 940 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. He was arraigned yesterday and ordered held on $150,000 bail.

*Desean Milsaps, 24, 690 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.

*Tyrone Richardson, 23, 610 Quincy Street, Brooklyn, NY. He was arraigned yesterday and ordered held on $300,000 bail.

*Dashawn Rowland, 20, 620 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. He was arraigned yesterday and ordered held on $750,000 bail.

 Tina Roy, 26, 620 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.

 Deshawn Tolbert, 18, 5328 Alice Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.

*Zantwon Tucker, 24, 2975 West 33rd Street, Brooklyn, NY.

*Laquan Warren, 19, 345 Livonia Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. He was arraigned yesterday and ordered held on $250,000 bail.

*Andres Wildman, 24, 590 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.

*Lanell Worley, 24, 574 Georgia Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.

 

  • The Defendants Are Variously Charged in a 33-Count Indictment:

 

James Brown, 36, 1953 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY.

Lorenzo Manuel, 32, 2588 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.

Andrew Norris, 34, 1108 Hancock Street, Brooklyn, NY.

Damien Olmeda, 35, 1905 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY. He was arraigned yesterday and ordered held on $250,000 bail.

Jose Perez, 39, 992 Halsey Street, Brooklyn, NY.

Alfonza Hodge, 32, 312 Osborn Street, Brooklyn, NY.

 

  • The Following Defendants Are Variously Charged in a 15-Count Indictment:

 

Dennis Graves, 47, 1362 East 85th Street, Brooklyn, NY.

Tina Roy, 26, 620 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.

Kevin Harley, 51, 479 Hancock Street, Brooklyn, NY.

Damon Blackman, 40, 736 Monroe Street, Brooklyn, NY. He was arraigned yesterday and ordered held on $1 million bail.

Keith Adams, 34, 113 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.

Michael Jack, 24, 291 Putnam Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.

Manshawn Brown, 45, 690 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. He was arraigned yesterday and ordered held on $250,000 bail.

Dwayne Latimore, 37, 230A Granite Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.

Taquan Cooper, 24, 95 Navy Walk, Brooklyn, NY.

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    An indictment is an accusatory instrument and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.