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Member of 5-9 Brims Gang Convicted of Brooklyn Murder

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York
Marvin Pippins Convicted of Racketeering and Murder Offenses After Targeting Rival

A federal jury in Brooklyn returned a guilty verdict today against Marvin Pippins, also known as “Mukk,” a member of the Brooklyn-based street gang 5-9 Brims, on counts of racketeering conspiracy, murder-in-aid-of racketeering, murder conspiracy, narcotics trafficking and use of a firearm.  The verdict followed a two-week trial before United States District Judge Pamela K. Chen.  When sentenced, Pippins faces a mandatory term of life imprisonment.

Breon Peace, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, announced the verdict.

Mr. Peace expressed his thanks to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, New York Division, and the New York City Police Department for their outstanding investigative work and dedication. 

“As found by the jury, Pippins brazenly committed a gang-related murder with a gun, in broad daylight in Brooklyn, taking another human’s life on behalf of his criminal enterprise which also trafficked drugs and perpetrated fraud in our community,” stated United States Attorney Peace.  “Pippins will now face very serious consequences for a brutal crime that was motivated by a senseless feud with rivals.  Today’s verdict demonstrates the commitment of this Office and our law enforcement partners to dismantle violent gangs that threaten the safety of our communities.” 

The evidence at trial established that between January 2012 and December 2019, Pippins and other members and associates of the 5-9 Brims engaged in drug trafficking and fraud, and committed acts of violence, including murder.  Pippins sold crack and cocaine and committed numerous financial frauds, including possession and use of stolen identities, fraudulent checks and access devices such as credit cards and bank account information.

During this time period, the 5-9 Brims were feuding with a rival faction, known as “Real Ryte,” whose members also operated in Brooklyn.  On December 19, 2015, Pippins killed Sean Peart, a Real Ryte member, by shooting at him six times while Peart sat in a car in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

The government’s case is being handled by the Office’s Organized Crime and Gangs Section.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jennifer M. Sasso, Lindsey R. Oken and Dana Rehnquist are in charge of the prosecution, with the assistance of Paralegal Specialist Celine Laruelle.

The Defendant:

MARVIN PIPPINS (also known as “Mukk”)
Age:  32
, New York

E.D.N.Y. Docket No. 19-CR-378 (PKC)

Updated April 24, 2023

Violent Crime
Financial Fraud
Firearms Offenses