Over a dozen gang members indicted for killing teen, other crimes

Caswell Senior, aka Casanova, a Gorilla Stone fugitive sought in the case.

Caswell Senior, aka Casanova, a Gorilla Stone fugitive sought in the case.US Attorney’s Office

More than a dozen members of the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation gang were indicted on a range of serious raps — including for the slaying of a teen boy, federal authorities announced Tuesday.

“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. “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’”

Brandon Soto, aka Stacks, and an unnamed co-conspirator allegedly murdered a 15-year-old boy in Poughkeepsie to further the interests of the gang, according to the indictment unsealed in White Plains federal court.https://2c72eb33d204d7e2bc0560b0efcb3703.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html?n=0

The other charged members face counts ranging from attempted murder and racketeering to assault. The allegations include a gang shootout in New Rochelle, the gunpoint robbery of a drug dealer in Peekskill and the face slashing of a rival in Manhattan.

Two defendants are charged with filing fraudulent applications to score COVID-19 unemployment benefits, court papers allege.

The Gorilla Stone gang allegedly sold crack cocaine and marijuana in the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Westchester — and used shocking acts of violence to advance their interests, according to the indictment.

Seventeen of the 18 charged defendants are in custody, official said.FILED UNDER COCAINE ,  GANGS ,  WHITE PLAINS ,  12/1/20

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *