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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bloods Gang Member Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To 22 Years In Prison For 2006 Murder

Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that LARRY GREEN, a/k/a “Mafia,” a/k/a “Maf,” was sentenced in Manhattan federal court to 22 years in prison, in connection with the 2006 drug-related murder of Shawn Williams, a/k/a “Showtime” (“Williams”) in Paterson, New Jersey. Sentenced was imposed by U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain.

 

Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said: “This case is yet another example of the senseless violence that often accompanies drug dealing on our city streets. Today, Larry Green was sentenced to 22 years in prison for murdering a rival drug dealer over a turf dispute in Paterson, New Jersey. This case exemplifies the determination of this Office and our law enforcement partners to ensure that even after 11 years, the perpetrator would be held responsible for this ruthless murder.”

 

GREEN previously pled guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin.

 

According to the indictment previously filed in Manhattan federal court and public information:

 

GREEN, an enforcer of the Fruit Town Brims set of the Bloods street gang, was arrested on February 22, 2014, in Paterson, New Jersey. On March 17, 2016, GREEN pled guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin, from 2006 through 2014. GREEN admitted that, as part of the charged narcotics distribution offense, he and his co-conspirators were engaged in an ongoing dispute concerning, alia, drug distribution territory in Paterson. In connection with that ongoing dispute, on or about July 2, 2006, GREEN encountered Williams, who was inside a vehicle that was driving in the vicinity of 145 North Main Street, in Paterson. GREEN pulled out a firearm, and fired one shot at the vehicle, striking and killing Williams.

 

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Mr. Kim praised the outstanding investigative work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) Newark Division, the Paterson Police Department, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, the Clifton Police Department, and the New Jersey State Police.

 

The Office’s Violent and Organized Crime Unit is overseeing the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Justina L. Geraci is in charge of the prosecution.

Press Release Number: 
17-083
Updated March 23, 2017