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Crips Gang Member Charged With Racketeering

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York
The Defendant’s Racketeering Acts Include the September 2016 Murder of Yunior Manion, 21, An Innocent Bystander

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced the unsealing of a superseding federal indictment charging JAHSON FEVERIE, a/k/a “Jah,” with racketeering conspiracy, including the September 27, 2016, murder of Yunior Manion, 21, in the Bronx, New York.

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said:  “As alleged, the defendant was a member of a violent gang who killed an innocent young man in a pointless, gang-related dispute.  We thank the FBI and the NYPD for their outstanding work investigating this terrible murder.  We will continue our efforts with our law enforcement partners to prevent such senseless acts of violence.”

FBI Assistant Director William F. Sweeney Jr. said:  “No one deserves to be killed at the hands of someone else, but Yunior Manion was innocently standing on the street and got caught in a gang war crossfire.  He lost his life over drugs and guns.  The FBI New York Metro Safe Streets Task Force won’t let the violence and crime these gangs thrive on go unchecked.  We will use every method necessary to stop these criminals and restore safety in the communities they have terrorized.”

NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill said:  “The individual arrested in this case allegedly took the life of an innocent bystander while recklessly discharging a firearm at a rival gang member.  The NYPD and our partners in law enforcement will continue to target gun violence and street gangs by dismantling their networks and taking dangerous criminals off our streets.”

According to the Indictment[1]

FEVERIE is a member of the “Wild Card” set of the Crips gang.  Members of the gang sold drugs and used guns to further the aims of the Wild Cards.  On September 27, 2016, FEVERIE fired a gun at rival gang members.  FEVERIE instead hit and killed Yunior Manion, an innocent bystander.

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FEVERIE, 18, of the Bronx, New York, was arrested this morning in the Bronx, New York, and presented and arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Barbara C. Moses.  This case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska.

FEVERIE is charged with conspiring to commit racketeering through the commission of various criminal acts, including murder, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1962(d), which carries a maximum term of life in prison.  The maximum potential sentence in this case is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the judge.

Mr. Berman praised the outstanding investigative work of the FBI and the NYPD.

The prosecution of this case is being handled by the Office’s Violent and Organized Crime Unit.  Assistant United States Attorneys Adam Hobson, Gina Castellano, and Hagan Scotten are in charge of the prosecution.

The charges contained in the Indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.


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

Updated July 2, 2019

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 19-210