Casanova has pleaded responsible in his federal racketeering case.
The Brooklyn rapper, whose actual identify is Caswell Senior, admitted to capturing somebody at a celebration in Florida in July 2020 over a playing dispute.
In keeping with the U.S. Legal professional for the Southern District of New York, he additionally admitted to a 2018 theft in Manhattan during which a member of his entourage choked a girl unconscious after she recorded him on her telephone, and conspiring to distribute over 100 kilograms of marijuana.
Casanova, who had a “management position” within the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation Bloods Gang, copped to racketeering and narcotics prices in U.S. District Court docket in White Plains.
He faces a most of 60 years in federal jail, with a compulsory minimal time period of 5 years, when he’s sentenced Dec. 6. The earlier prices of tried homicide and assault with a harmful weapon have been dismissed.
“Mr. Senior accepted duty for his conduct which was possession with intent to promote marijuana and the theft of a younger girl in a diner who was filming him along with her telephone,” his lawyer, James Kousouros, advised Pitchfork. “We hope that our presentation to the court docket prematurely of sentencing will illuminate the details and circumstances surrounding this case and current Mr. Senior for the individual that he actually is.”
“Like twelve of his co-defendants, Caswell Senior, an achieved recording artist and performer, now stands convicted of taking part in a management position in Gorilla Stone, a very violent Bloods gang that operates all through New York and throughout the nation,” stated Manhattan U.S. Legal professional Damian Williams. “Along with his supervisory position, Senior was an energetic, hands-on participant within the gang’s mindless violence, together with a capturing in Miami and contributing to a theft at a Manhattan diner.”
Casanova surrendered to NYPD in December 2020 after he and 17 different members of the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation Bloods Gang have been indicted in a racketeering and drug conspiracy case. The 35-year-old rapper is the thirteenth defendant within the Gorilla Stone case to plead responsible.