Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Casanova pleads guilty to racketeering conspiracy and drug charges

Must Read

Aitch announces ‘Close To Home’ UK and Ireland tour

Aitch has announced details of his 'Close To Home' UK and Ireland tour - find out how to...

Charlie XCX announced for the inaugural Bristol festival FORWARDS

Charlie XCX has been announced for the inaugural Bristol festival FORWARDS this fall, marking her first live appearance...

monkeypox cases may be mistaken for a sexual transmitted disease

Five Americans are likely infected with monkeypox, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday, warning that...


Brooklyn rapper Casanova has pleaded guilty for his role in a federal racketeering case.

Casanova, real name Caswell Senior, was accused of having a leadership role in the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation Bloods Gang.

The rapper pleaded guilty to one count of “conspiring to conduct and participate in the conduct of the affairs of a criminal enterprise through a pattern of racketeering activity” and another count of “conspiring to distribute over 100 kilograms of marijuana” (via Pitchfork).

According to a statement from the US Attorney, Casanova admitted to shooting at someone “with whom he was having a gambling dispute” at a Florida party in July 2020. He also confessed to possessing and selling marijuana and admitted to a robbery at a diner in 2018.

“Like twelve of his co-defendants, Caswell Senior, an accomplished recording artist and performer, now stands convicted of playing a leadership role in Gorilla Stone, a particularly violent Bloods gang that operates throughout New York and across the country,” US Attorney Damian Williams said in a statement.

“In addition to his supervisory role, Senior was an active, hands-on participant in the gang’s senseless violence, including a shooting in Miami and contributing to a robbery at a Manhattan diner.”

Casanova. CREDIT: Leon Bennett / Getty Images

Previous charges of attempted murder and assault with a dangerous weapon were dismissed.

“Mr. Senior accepted responsibility for his conduct which was possession with intent to sell marijuana and the robbery of a young lady in a diner who was filming him with her phone, ”Casanova’s lawyer James Kousouros told Pitchfork.

“We hope that our presentation to the court in advance of sentencing will illuminate the facts and circumstances surrounding this case and present Mr. Senior for the person that he really is. ”

Casanova faces a maximum sentence of 60 years imprisoned, with a mandatory minimum of five years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled to take place on December 6.

!function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s)
{if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod?
n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};
if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version=’2.0′;
n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0;
t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e)[0];
s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window, document,’script’,
‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js’);
fbq(‘consent’, ‘revoke’);
fbq(‘init’, ‘2300206660218433’);
fbq(‘track’, ‘PageView’);
fbq(‘init’, ‘370979561341328’);
fbq(‘track’, ‘PageView’);

- Advertisement -
Latest News

Aitch announces ‘Close To Home’ UK and Ireland tour

Aitch has announced details of his 'Close To Home' UK and Ireland tour - find out how to...

Charlie XCX announced for the inaugural Bristol festival FORWARDS

Charlie XCX has been announced for the inaugural Bristol festival FORWARDS this fall, marking her first live appearance in the city - you...

monkeypox cases may be mistaken for a sexual transmitted disease

Five Americans are likely infected with monkeypox, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday, warning that people might first mistake the...

GOT7 reveal that JYP Entertainment’s offer for the boyband to stay “wasn’t bad”

GOT7 have opened up about why they chose to part ways with JYP Entertaintdespite getting a fairly good offer from the agency. Yesterday (May...

Mark Tuan says he has “finished” work on a solo “album-like project”

GOT7 member Mark Tuan has teased his debut solo album, saying that he's done working on the upcoming record. In a recent interview with...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This