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Eastern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 14, 2017

Bloods Gang Members Indicted For Racketeering, Attempted Murder, Assault And Drug Trafficking

Seven Bloods Gang Members Conspired to Kill Rivals on the Streets of Roosevelt, Long Island

A 14-count superseding indictment was unsealed today in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, charging members and associates of the Bloods street gang based in Roosevelt, Long Island with racketeering, conspiracy to murder rival gang members, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, three gang-related attempted murders, attempted robbery and related firearms counts. The indictment was returned under seal by a federal grand jury sitting in Central Islip, New York on August 8, 2017, and relates to the gang’s activities in and around Roosevelt beginning in 2008. The superseding indictment adds three new defendants, Jermaine Green, Johnny Green and Tysaan Robinson. Jermaine Green and Johnny Green, who are brothers, were arrested this morning in Roosevelt. Tysaan Robinson was already in state custody. The defendant Tyshawn Jackson is a fugitive.

The charges were announced by Bridget M. Rohde, Acting 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), Madeline Singas, Nassau County District Attorney, and Patrick J. Ryder, Acting Commissioner, Nassau County Police Department (NCPD).

According to court filings, between 2008 and 2016, the defendants, along with other members and associates of the Bloods street gang, carried on a violent gang war against the Crips within Roosevelt, New York. Armed with an arsenal of weapons, including AK-47s, rifles and handguns, the Bloods engaged in dozens of shootings, targeting members of the rival Crips on the residential streets of Roosevelt. The indictment charges the defendants with several of the shootings, including three attempted murders on residential streets in broad daylight. To fund their activities, the defendants engaged in robberies and widespread narcotics trafficking, including dealing crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana, throughout Nassau County.

In a related investigation, between 2014 and 2017, the Office successfully prosecuted 20 members of the Rollin’ 60s Crips, the chief rival of the Bloods in Roosevelt, for offenses including racketeering, murder, robbery, witness tampering, drug trafficking and related firearm offenses. The leader and founder of the Rollin’ 60s Crips, Raphael Osborne, received three life sentences plus 135 years following his conviction after a five-week trial in 2016.

“As alleged, the actions of these gang members jeopardized the safety of the Roosevelt community, putting dozens of lives at risk. We will continue to work diligently to dismantle criminal organizations like the Bloods to provide safe communities for the people on Long Island,” stated Acting United States Attorney Rohde. Ms. Rohde thanked the FBI Long Island Gang Task Force, NCPD Gang Investigations Squad and Nassau County District Attorney’s Office Special Operations Bureau for their assistance in the ongoing investigation. The FBI Long Island Gang Task Force also includes the Nassau County Sheriff’s Department, Suffolk County Police Department, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, Rockville Center Police Department, Suffolk County Probation Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Hempstead Police Department, New York State Police and Homeland Security Investigations.

“Gangs and their turf wars do more than just impact the gang members, their actions degrade and demoralize the communities where they operate,” stated FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Sweeney. “No one deserves to live in a world where they fear the drug dealers on the corner, and anticipate the next barrage of bullets flying by their windows at night. The FBI Long Island Gang Task Force and our law enforcement partners have had a long standing commitment to eradicating these dangerous criminals and their associates since 2003, and we won’t stop even when they attempt to rebuild after we take out their leadership.”

“For nearly a decade these alleged Bloods members terrorized the residents of Roosevelt as they fought a violent gang war against their rivals,” DA Singas said. “With this indictment, and continued focus and cooperation in law enforcement, we will break up these gangs and make our streets safer. I thank the U.S Attorney's Office, the FBI and Nassau County Police Department for their hard work in this investigation.”

“The recent indictments of these Blood gang members sends a direct message that there will be zero tolerance of their activities that place our residents at risk and create their criminal enterprise,” stated NCPD Acting Commissioner Ryder. “I would like to congratulate all of the agencies and personnel involved with this multi-jurisdictional investigation for a job well done."

 

The defendants are scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Gary R. Brown at the federal courthouse in Central Islip. The charges in the indictment are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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 Defendants:

 

ALLAZEEM CARTER

Age: 29

Hempstead, New York

 

JERMAINE GREEN

Age: 26

Roosevelt, New York

 

JOHNNY GREEN

Age: 23

Roosevelt, New York

 

TYSHAWN JACKSON

Age: 25

Roosevelt, New York

 

DONALDSON JOSEPH

Age: 27

Hempstead, New York

 

TYSAAN ROBINSON

Age: 26

Freeport, New York

 

DAQUAN WAGNER

Age: 29

Roosevelt, New York

 

E.D.N.Y. Docket No. 16-106 (S-1) (JFB)

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
Contact: 
John Marzulli Tyler Daniels United States Attorney’s Office (718) 254-6323
Updated August 14, 2017