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Monday, July 24, 2017

Leader Of Violent Bloods Street Gang Gets 12 Years In Prison For Racketeering Conspiracy

NEWARK, N.J. – A leader of the Sex Money Murder set of the Bloods street gang was sentenced today to 144 months in prison for his role in a racketeering conspiracy that involved murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and conspiracy to distribute heroin, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.


Rajohn Wilson, a/k/a “1090,” 26, of Newark, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to Count Two of a superseding indictment charging him with racketeering conspiracy. Judge Wigenton imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.


According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:


The Bloods street gang is organized into subgroups that operate in specific geographic locations. Sex Money Murder is the subgroup that operates primarily in Essex County, New Jersey.


Rajohn Wilson – who served as a “five-star general” of Sex Money Murder and is the younger brother of Narik Wilson, a/k/a “Spaz,” the leader or “O.G.” of the gang – admitted that from 2007 to 2011 he committed a series of violent crimes to advance the gang’s objectives.


Rajohn Wilson admitted that he conspired with members of Sex Money Murder on Feb. 4, 2007, and Feb. 16, 2007, to murder rival gang members, and that he and others carried out drive-by shootings of two victims in and around Newark. Wilson also admitted conspiring to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin.


In addition to the prison term, Judge Wigenton sentenced Wilson to five years of supervised release.


Acting U.S. Attorney Fitzpatrick credited special agents of the FBI and the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Timothy Gallagher in Newark; the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Acting Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino; the Essex County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Armando B. Fontoura; and the Newark Department of Public Safety, under the direction of Anthony F. Ambrose, with the investigation. He also thanked special agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Carl J. Kotowski; and special agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), under the direction of Special Agent in Charge John B. Devito, for their assistance.


The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Dara Govan and Mary Toscano, Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Organized Crime/Gangs Unit in Newark.


Defense counsel: Howard Brownstein Esq., Union City, New Jersey

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Updated July 24, 2017