FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 20, 2011
NEWARK, N.J. – A member of the Plainfield, N.J., set of the G-Shine Bloods criminal street gang was sentenced today to 188 months in prison, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Marcus Williams, a/k/a “Twin,” 27, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton on June 22, 2011, to one count of distribution of crack cocaine. Judge Wigenton also imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
In August 2010 Williams sold crack cocaine to an FBI confidential informant for approximately $1,500 in a residential apartment in Plainfield. Williams was arrested on Jan. 25, 2011, and ultimately released on bail on Feb. 28, 2011. In early May 2011, Williams violated the terms of his pre-trial release by removing his electronic bracelet and absconding from his third-party custodian. On May 23, 2011, Williams was arrested for violating the terms of his bail and remanded into federal custody.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Wigenton sentenced Williams to serve 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 Narcotics/Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Unit in Newark.
Defense counsel: Stephen Dratch Esq., Livingston, New Jersey