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Eastern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Bloods Gang Member Sentenced to 15 Years’ Imprisonment For Attempted Murder of Rival on Long Island

Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, Jermaine Green, also known as “730,” a member of the Bloods street gang from Roosevelt, New York, was sentenced by United States District Judge Joseph F. Bianco to 15 years’ imprisonment on his conviction for racketeering and discharging a firearm in connection with a crime of violence.  The charges related to Green’s involvement in a conspiracy to murder rival gang members and a November 16, 2015 shooting in which Green fired at least nine shots from an assault rifle across a busy street.  Green pleaded guilty to the charges on June 21, 2018.

Richard P. Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, William F. Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI), and Patrick J. Ryder, Commissioner, Nassau County Police Department (NCPD), announced the sentence.

“Green turned a suburban street into a war zone while attempting to murder a rival, firing multiple shots from an assault rifle in broad daylight, endangering not only the intended target but everyone in the vicinity,” stated United States Attorney Donoghue.  “Today’s sentence ensures that the community will be protected from further crimes by the defendant for a long time.  This Office, together with our law enforcement partners, remains committed to ridding Long Island of gangs that threaten our communities.”

“The men sentenced to federal prison in this case won’t be able to terrorize the Roosevelt community and areas around it any longer,” stated FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Sweeney.  “They waged a decade long gang war, creating fear and spreading crime at will.  The FBI Long Island Gang Task Force investigated this case doggedly, rounding up the gang leadership, and crime dropped significantly soon after.  Our work continues on other investigations to make sure others don’t attempt to fill the void.”

“The closure of this case with the sentencing of notorious Blood gang member Jermaine Green is a clear example this type of criminal behavior will never be accepted or tolerated,” stated NCPD Commissioner Ryder.  “This multi-jurisdictional investigation completed by numerous law enforcement professionals takes a dangerous felon off the streets in Nassau County thus keeping our children, our families and the entire community safe. I would like to commend the dedication, professionalism and diligence of all of the investigators and the law enforcement agencies involved.”

On November 16, 2015, Green and a fellow Bloods gang member retaliated against the Rollin’ 60s Crips by opening fire on a man who the defendant believed was responsible for the 2008 murder in Roosevelt of a Bloods member.  The shooting took place as the man walked on Babylon Turnpike with another individual in the middle of the afternoon.    Although no one was injured, the storefront of a nearby delicatessen was struck by several bullets.   

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally based strategies to reduce violent crime. 

To date, as part of this case, this Office has charged eight members and associates of the Bloods from Roosevelt for violent crimes committed on behalf of the gang.  Five other members and associates of the gang have pled guilty and are awaiting sentence.  The remaining two defendants are awaiting trial.

The government’s case is being handled by the Office’s Long Island Criminal Division.  Assistant United States Attorneys Nicole Boeckmann and Michael Maffei are in charge of the prosecution.

The Defendant:

JERMAINE GREEN (also known as “730”)
Age:  28
Roosevelt, New York

E.D.N.Y. Docket No. 17-CR-106 (S-2) (JFB)

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Contact: 
John Marzulli Tyler Daniels United States Attorney’s Office (718) 254-6323
Updated February 21, 2019