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Miami man found guilty of murder in aid of racketeering

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida

MIAMI – On Feb. 7, a Miami federal jury found a man guilty in a 23-count superseding indictment of murdering a man in aid of racketeering, assaulting a federal law enforcement officer, as well as of multiple counts of discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, possessing a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon, access device fraud and aggravated identity theft.

On April 28, 2020, Geno St. Flerose, of Miami, Florida, a member of the “Everybody Eats,” “EBE” gang shot and killed the victim, who was driving by St. Flerose’s house after St. Flerose chased him for over four blocks, and fired approximately thirteen rounds into the victim’s car, striking him three times. The victim died before getting to the hospital. The victim was 22 years old at the time of his murder.

Then, on June 17, 2020, a federal special agent was conducting surveillance in St. Flerose’s neighborhood when St. Flerose saw the agent’s car. St. Flerose ran into the street and fired multiple rounds at the agent’s car, penetrating it, but not striking the agent.

Law enforcement agents also discovered that St. Flerose had hundreds of people’s personal identifiable information.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 3 at 9:00 a.m. before U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom. St. Flerose faces up to life in prison, criminal fines of up to $250,000 as to each count, and a period of supervised release of up to life.

U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe for the Southern District of Florida, Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey B. Veltri of FBI, Miami Field Office, and Special Agent in Charge Rafael Barros of the U.S. Secret Service (USSS), Miami Field Office, made the announcement.

FBI Miami and USSS Miami investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christine Hernandez and Yara Dodin are prosecuting it. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mitchell Hyman is handling asset forfeiture.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at or at, under case number 21-cr-20149.



Public Affairs Unit

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Southern District of Florida

Updated February 8, 2024

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