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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

20 Members And Associates Of Bronx Gang Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Racketeering, Robbery, Narcotics, And Firearms Offenses

Two Defendants Are Charged With The 2011 Murder of Daniel Delgado

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the Police Department for the City of New York (“NYPD”), and James J. Hunt, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), announced the unsealing today of a Superseding Indictment charging a total of 20 members and associates of a branch of the MacBallas street gang operating primarily in and around the Andrew Jackson and Melrose Houses in the Bronx with racketeering, narcotics, robbery, and firearms offenses.  Two defendants are charged with the 2011 murder of Daniel Delgado.

A total of 12 defendants were taken into custody today; three other defendants were already in federal custody; and three are in state custody.  Fourteen of the 20 defendants will be presented and arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin N. Fox later today.  The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Denise L. Cote.   

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said:  “As alleged in the Indictment, the defendants brought violence, fear, and drugs to the streets of New York.  The people of this city will not stand for it, and neither will we.  Thanks to the extraordinary work of the NYPD and DEA, the defendants will now face justice for their alleged crimes.” 

NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill said:  “Gang and crew activity, particularly in the Bronx as we’ve seen of late, is responsible for much of the violence in our city.  This behavior will never be tolerated by New Yorkers, and I thank our federal partners at the DEA and the Southern District for strengthening the NYPD’s relentless efforts to rid our streets of these criminals.”

DEA Special Agent-in-Charge James J. Hunt said:  “Gang violence begets violence and turns neighborhoods into battlegrounds.  Law enforcement knows that shutting down gangs’ drug and gun networks lays a foundation for safer communities.  Today’s arrests demonstrate that we are proactively safeguarding our communities by dismantling one gang at a time.”

As alleged in the Superseding Indictment unsealed today in Manhattan federal court and in other court papers[1]:

From 2011 through June 2018, in the Southern District of New York and elsewhere, TOSHNELLE FOSTER, a/k/a “Tosh,” CHRISTOPHER ASHE, a/k/a “Chips,” DAWAYNE BELL, JASON CHRISTIAN, a/k/a “Hungry,” NAVONE DOZIER, a/k/a “Dollaz,” KEVON GAITHER, a/k/a “KK,” CLARENCE GLASGO, a/k/a “Chuck,” XAVIER HOLMAN, a/k/a “Rico,” JAFARI JONES, a/k/a “JJ,” SEAN JONES, a/k/a “S Dot,” KEENAN MCFARLAND, AUSTIN MORRISHOW, a/k/a “Chuckey,” DEANDRE MORRISON, a/k/a “D Nice,” DEONTE MORRISON, a/k/a “Suki,” KEITH OUTLAW, a/k/a “Keefy,” LASYAH PALMER, a/k/a “Timbo,” JASON RAMOS, a/k/a “Chico,” FRANCISCO TORRES, a/k/a “Baby,” and BO WILLIAMS, a/k/a “Boski,” were all members and associates of the MacBallas street gang, whose territory was centered in and around the Andrew Jackson and Melrose housing projects in the Bronx, New York.  In order to fund the gang, protect its territory, and promote its standing, members of the MacBallas engaged in, among other things, narcotics trafficking, robbery, and other acts of violence, including murder.  MacBallas members sold heroin, crack cocaine, and marijuana in the gang’s territory, promoted their gang affiliation on social media sites like Facebook, possessed shared firearms, and engaged in shootings as part of their gang membership.

In particular, on August 1, 2011, DEANDRE MORRISON and NATHANIEL FLUDD murdered Daniel Delgado in order to maintain and increase their status in the MacBallas gang.

Members of the MacBallas gang also participated in a conspiracy to distribute narcotics in and around the MacBallas territory in the Bronx.  In particular, CHRISTIAN, ASHE, DOZIER, GAITHER, JAFARI JONES, SEAN JONES, McFARLAND, MORRISHOW, DEONTE MORRISON, OUTLAW, PALMER, RAMOS, TORRES, and WILLIAMS participated in a conspiracy to distribute heroin, marijuana, and more than 280 grams of crack cocaine.

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Charts containing the names, charges, and maximum penalties for the defendants are set forth below. The maximum potential sentences in this case are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendants will be determined by the judge.

Mr. Berman praised the outstanding investigative work of the NYPD’s Bronx Violent Crimes Squad and the New York Field Division of the DEA.

The case is being handled by the Office’s Violent and Organized Crime Unit. Assistant United States Attorneys Jordan Estes, Maurene Comey, and Christopher Clore are in charge of the prosecution.

The charges contained in the Indictments are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.       

 

COUNT

CHARGE

DEFENDANTS

MAX. PENALTIES

1

Racketeering

Conspiracy

 

18 U.S.C. § 1962(d) 

TOSHNELLE FOSTER, 26

CHRISTOPHER ASHE, 21

DAWAYNE BELL, 27

JASON CHRISTIAN, 37

NAVONE DOZIER, 23

KEVON GAITHER, 22

CLARENCE GLASGO, 23

XAVIER HOLMAN, 28

JAFARI JONES, 23

SEAN JONES, 28

KEENAN McFARLAND, 22

AUSTIN MORRISHOW, 20

DEANDRE MORRISON, 26

DEONTE MORRISON, 24

KEITH OUTLAW, 26

LASYAH PALMER, 29

JASON RAMOS, 23

FRANCISCO TORRES, 27

BO WILLIAMS, 27

20 years

 

 

2

Narcotics

Conspiracy

 

21 U.S.C. § 846

JASON CHRISTIAN

CHRISTOPHER ASHE

NAVONE DOZIER

KEVON GAITHER

JAFARI JONES

SEAN JONES

KEENAN McFARLAND

AUSTIN MORRISHOW

DEONTE MORRISON

KEITH OUTLAW

LASYAH PALMER

JASON RAMOS

FRANCISCO TORRES

BO WILLIAMS

 

 

 

 

Life in prison

 

Mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison

3

Murder in Aid of

Racketeering

 

18 U.S.C. § 1959(a)(1)

NATHANIEL FLUDD

DEANDRE MORRISON

Death, or Life in prison

4

Causing Death through use of a Firearm

 

18 U.S.C. § 924(j)

NATHANIEL FLUDD

DEANDRE MORRISON

Death, or Life in prison

 

5

Violent Crime in Aid of Racketeering

 

18 U.S.C. §§ 1959(a)(3), 1959(a)(5) and 2

SEAN JONES

NAVONE DOZIER

DAWAYNE BELL

CLARENCE GLASGO

20 years in prison

6

Firearms Offense

 

18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)(iii) and 2

SEAN JONES

NAVONE DOZIER

DAWAYNE BELL

CLARENCE GLASGO

Life in prison

 

Mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison

 

 

7

Hobs Act Robbery

 

18 U.S.C. § 1951

JAFARI JONES

20 years in prison

8

Firearms Offense

 

18 U.S.C. §§ 924(c)(1)(A)(iii) and 2

JAFARI JONES

Life in prison

 

Mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison

9

Violent Crime in Aid of Racketeering

 

18 U.S.C. §§ 1959(a)(3), 1959(a)(5) and 2

KEITH OUTLAW

20 years in prison

10

Firearms Offense

 

18 U.S.C. §§ 924(c)(1)(A)(iii) and 2

KEITH OUTLAW

Life in prison

 

Mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison

11

Violent Crime in Aid of Racketeering

 

18 U.S.C. §§ 1959(a)(3), 1959(a)(5) and 2

DEONTE MORRISON

20 years in prison

12

Firearms Offense

 

18 U.S.C. §§ 924(c)(1)(A)(iii) and 2

DEONTE MORRISON

Life in prison

 

Mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison

13

Violent Crime in Aid of Racketeering

 

18 U.S.C. §§ 1959(a)(3), 1959(a)(5) and 2

TOSHNELLE FOSTER

20 years in prison

14

Firearms Offense

 

18 U.S.C. §§ 924(c)(1)(A)(iii) and 2

TOSHNELLE FOSTER

Life in prison

 

Mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison

15

Violent Crime in Aid of Racketeering

 

18 U.S.C. §§ 1959(a)(3), 1959(a)(5) and 2

KEITH OUTLAW

20 years in prison

16

Violent Crime in Aid of Racketeering

 

18 U.S.C. §§ 1959(a)(3), 1959(a)(5) and 2

XAVIER HOLMAN

20 years in prison

17

Firearms Offense

 

18 U.S.C. §§ 924(c)(1)(A)(iii) and 2

XAVIER HOLMAN

Life in prison

 

Mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison

18

Felon in Possession of Ammunition

 

18 U.S.C. § 922(g)

XAVIER HOLMAN

10 years in prison

19

Felon in Possession of Ammunition

 

18 U.S.C. § 922(g)

KEENAN McFARLAND

10 years in prison

20

Firearms Offense

 

18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)(iii) and 2

JASON CHRISTIAN

KEENAN McFARLAND

AUSTIN MORRISHOW

LASYAH PALMER

JASON RAMOS

FRANCISCO TORRES

BO WILLIAMS

Life in prison

 

Mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison

 

[1] As the introductory phrase signifies, the entirety of the text of the Indictment constitutes only allegations, and every fact described herein should be treated as an allegation.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 
18-210
Updated June 27, 2018