The Brooklyn rapper receives his prison sentence months after pleading guilty to racketeering and narcotics offenses in connection with his leadership role in the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation Bloods Gang.
AceShowbiz –Casanova has received his prison sentence in the racketeering and drug case. The Brooklyn emcee, who was facing up to 60 years in jail, was sentenced to more than 15 years behind bars.
Announcing the sentencing was Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. “Caswell Senior is not just a notorious recording artist, but he is also a high-profile leader of a vicious street gang and a magnet for gang violence. At a crowded Miami house party, Senior personally fired a gun that seriously injured and could have killed a victim, inciting a shootout,” Damian said in a press release.
“Further, Senior’s stature in the community was central to Gorilla Stone’s successful recruitment and nationwide expansion,” the U.S. Attorney added. “Today’s sentencing – along with the other significant sentences that have been imposed in this case – shows once again that gang life is not worth it and will lead to many years in prison.”
Casanova pleaded guilty to racketeering and narcotics offenses in connection with his leadership role in the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation Bloods Gang back in January. He also admitted to playing a role in a July 2020 Florida shooting and a New York City robbery in 2018, as well as trafficking over 100 kilograms of marijuana.
Prior to his sentencing, Casanova wrote an emotional letter to Judge Philip Halpern. “I am telling you and anyone that will listen that I wanted out before I was arrested and I am out,” he began.
“I learned through my music career that people will listen and that I don’t need to associate myself with a gang to succeed. I don’t need to associate with a gang even if I don’t succeed,” he continued. “While I have been in here I lost my father to cancer. While I put on that strong facade, all I wanted to do was end it. Surviving on Rikers Island and upstate correctional facilities were not easy with racial and gang tension and violence at its height.”
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