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Miami man sentenced to life in prison for murder in aid of racketeering

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

MIAMI – A Miami man was sentenced to life in prison for 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. His sentence is followed by five years of supervised release.

On April 28, 2020, Geno St. Flerose, of Miami, Florida, a member of the “Everybody Eats,” “EBE” gang shot and killed a victim, who was driving by St. Flerose’s house after he chased him for over four blocks, and fired thirteen rounds into the victim’s car, striking him three times. The paramedics transported the victim to the hospital, but he did not survive. The victim was 22 years old at the time of his murder.

Then, on June 17, 2020, while a federal special agent was conducting surveillance in St. Flerose’s neighborhood, St. Flerose saw the agent’s car. He ran into the street and fired multiple rounds at the agent’s car, penetrating it, but not striking the agent. Later, law enforcement officers found hundreds of people’s personal information on St. Flerose’s cell phone.

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, announced the sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom.

FBI Miami and USSS Miami investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Yara Dodin prosecuted it. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mitchell Hyman handled 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 May 6, 2024

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