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Bloods Gang Leader Sentenced to Life in Prison for Racketeering Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York
Howard Davis Convicted of Three Armed Robberies, Shooting Seven People, Conspiring to Murder and Assault a Rival Gang Member, Distributing Narcotics, Obstructing Justice and Possessing Multiple Firearms

Earlier today, in federal court in Central Islip, New York, Howard Davis, also known as “Mousey” and “Mr. Fedup,” a leader of the violent Bloods street gang, was sentenced by United States District Judge Joan M. Azrack to life in prison plus 132 years for attempted murder, assault, robbery, distribution of controlled substances, obstruction of justice and brandishing and discharging firearms during the commission of these offenses.  Davis was convicted of all 48 counts in the indictment after a six-week trial in June 2021.

Breon Peace, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Christie M. Curtis, Acting Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI), Ivan J. Arvelo, Special Agent-in-Charge, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), New York, and Robert E. Waring, Acting Commissioner, Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD), announced the sentence.

“Davis and his violent gang tormented our Long Island neighborhoods for years,” stated United States Attorney Peace.  “Today’s sentence ends his reign of terror and demonstrates my Office’s commitment to eradicate gang violence that has plagued our communities for too long.”

“Howard Davis’s tyranny over Long Island has come to an end. His myriad of crimes repeatedly violated the law as Davis used his status as the gang’s leader to breed further criminality and gun violence. Today’s sentence demonstrates the FBI’s determination to take armed criminals who threaten the safety of our communities off the streets,” stated FBI Acting Assistant Director in Charge Curtis.

“Howard Davis was a prolific gang leader responsible for heinous crimes that terrorized Long Island communities and he actively recruited other members of the Bloods to perpetuate the same brutality. Today’s sentencing has effectively stripped him of the violent power he once wielded with impunity,” stated HSI New York Special Agent-in-Charge Arvelo. “As a result of the outstanding coordination between HSI New York and our law enforcement partners, this merciless gangster can no longer wreak havoc on our communities.”

“Howard Davis committed countless crimes while both free and incarcerated which proves his callousness and depraved indifference to others,” SCPD Acting Commissioner Waring stated.  “It is my hope this sentence sends a message that the Suffolk County Police Department and its law enforcement partners will stand against these criminal organizations.”

As proven at trial and in court filings, Davis was the leader of Long Island-based G-Shine set of the Bloods, a racketeering enterprise that engaged in multiple crimes of violence and narcotics trafficking.  While leading this criminal organization, Davis directed a campaign of violence against his rivals, including issuing a standing order to kill certain individuals whenever and wherever they were found.  Between June 2016 to November 8, 2017, Davis ordered two shootings that left two people wounded; he ordered two armed home invasions; he actively participated in three shootings, including one where three victims were struck by gunshots leaving one of those victims in a coma for an extended period of time; he ordered an armed robbery of two individuals; he physically assaulted a person at a bar, causing the victim to suffer a broken kneecap and broken nose; he sold fentanyl, heroin and crack; and he possessed countless firearms.  Davis also convinced the mother of his child to testify falsely before a federal grand jury, resulting in the 2016 dismissal of a firearms charge.

While incarcerated, Davis continued to commit crimes.  He incurred nine disciplinary violations, including assaults and slashing a victim in the face.  In addition to those violations, on Christmas in 2018, Davis used the mother of one of his children and his infant child to smuggle narcotics into the Metropolitan Correctional Center. 

This case is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

The government’s case is being prosecuted by the Criminal Section of the Office’s Long Island Division.  Assistant United States Attorneys Christopher Caffarone and Mark Misorek are in charge of the prosecution, with assistance from Paralegal Specialist Samantha Schroder. 

The Defendant:

HOWARD DAVIS (also known as “Mousey” and “Mr. Fedup”)
Age:  36
, New York

E.D.N.Y. Docket No. 17-CR-615 (JMA)


John Marzulli
Danielle Blustein Hass                            
United States Attorney’s Office
(718) 254-6323

Updated July 16, 2024

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