American rapper, Casanova is one of the 18 alleged Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation Gang members indicted in New York.
The 34-year-old rapper, whose real name is Caswell Senior, was hit with three counts: conspiracy to commit racketeering, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York said in a press release on Tuesday.
Federal investigators confirmed Casanova was the only defendant who is not in custody. All defendants, with the exception of Outlaw, are facing a maximum sentence of life in prison.
According to the feds, the gang’s activities were in Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Upstate New York. The alleged drug conspiracy ran from at least 2010 until the present, involving crack, coke, and pot, prosecutors said.
“Members and associates of Gorilla Stone engaged in a series of violent disputes with rivals of Gorilla Stone, including those within Gorilla Stone who they deemed disloyal to the Enterprise,” the indictment said.
“Members and associates of Gorilla Stone committed and agreed, attempted, and threatened to commit acts of violence to protect and expand their narcotics business, to protect fellow members and associates of the Enterprise, to otherwise promote the standing and reputation of Gorilla Stone amongst rival gangs, and to promote the standing and reputation of members of Gorilla Stone.”
The indictment also alleged that: “Members and associates of the Enterprise promoted and celebrated, in music and on social media, the criminal conduct of the Enterprise, namely narcotics distribution, acts involving violence, and the use of firearms.”