HOLLYGROVE AREA GANG MEMBER, CAREY JONES, SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON ON FEDERAL RICO, DRUG, AND MURDER CHARGES
CAREY JONES, a/k/a “Bean,” 24 years old, a resident of New Orleans, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duval, Jr. to serve the remainder of his life in prison for violating federal RICO, drug conspiracy, firearms conspiracy, and murder charges, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr. JONES was a member of a gang from the Hollygrove area of the city that was involved in several shootings and murders in recent years. To date, all of the indicted members of this gang have pled guilty.
JONES had previously pled guilty to a superseding bill of information which charged him with participating in the RICO conspiracy, the non-fatal shooting of Larry Williams on December 24, 2007, the non-fatal shooting of Glin Butler on July 13, 2010, and the drive-by shooting that resulted in the murder of Ms. Eula Mae Ivey on June 14, 2010. He also admitted that he and the other gang members were street level dealers of crack cocaine.
A 34-count second superseding indictment was returned on November 16, 2012, charging Walter Conley, a/k/a “Ike Neezy”, Tyronne Stevenson, a/k/a “Duke”, Theron Golston, a/k/a “Thema”, Bernell Williams a/k/a “Bussy”, a/k/a “A-Boogie”, Norman Ratcliff, a/k/a “Turk”, and Mark Glenn with participating in a RICO conspiracy, drug conspiracy, firearms conspiracy, and several substantive acts of violence.
Co-defendant Theron Golston was sentenced to life in prison on November 20, 2013, for his participation in the RICO conspiracy, the murder of Aaron Allen, and the drive-by murder of Ms. Eula Mae Ivey.
Co-defendants Tyronne Stevenson and Mark Glenn also pled guilty to various charges in the indictment. On December 11, 2013, Stevenson and Glenn were sentenced to serve 360 and 300 months, respectively.
Co-defendant Norman Ratcliff is scheduled to be sentenced on February 12, 2014, and co-defendant Walter Conley is scheduled to be sentenced on February 26, 2014.
“As a community, we are fed up with violence on our streets,” stated U.S. Attorney Polite. “The lengthy sentences imposed in this successful Multi-Agency Gang Unit (“MAG Unit”) investigation – including a life sentence for Mr. Jones – illustrates that our Office is effectively utilizing its prosecutorial resources to combat violent crime and restore peace in our neighborhoods.”
U.S. Attorney Polite thanked the federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (“A.T.F.”) who took the lead role in this investigation and who have been steadfast in their resolve to bring these violent offenders to justice. He also thanked the other members of the MAG Unit who worked on this case and renewed the USAO’s commitment to assist the MAG Unit in targeting these types of violent offenders.
The MAG Unit is an N.O.P.D. led division which includes federal agents from A.T.F., the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Marshals Service, as well as participants from the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Louisiana State Police, State Probation and Parole, and the New Orleans District Attorney’s Office.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Maurice E. Landrieu, Jr.
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