FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 15, 2011
NEWARK, N.J. – The leader of the G-Shine Bloods criminal street gang operating in Plainfield, N.J., was sentenced today to 188 months in prison for his involvement with crack cocaine distribution in the area, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Haleem McCoy, a/k/a “Holler,” 27, of Plainfield, previously pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with one count of distribution of crack cocaine. He entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton, who also imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court, in 2010 McCoy distributed crack cocaine to an FBI confidential informant for approximately $2,500.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Wigenton sentenced McCoy to five years of supervised release.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael B. Ward in Newark, and the FBI Violent Crimes Criminal Enterprise Task Force assigned to the Safe Streets Task Force; the Union County Prosecutor’s Office; the New Jersey State Police; and the Plainfield Police Department for the investigation leading to today’s sentence.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rodney Villazor of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force in Newark.
Defense counsel: Gerald M. Saluti Esq., Newark