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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 3, 2019

High-Ranking Members Of Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods Convicted Of Racketeering And Related Offenses

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that ALJERMIAH MACK, a/k/a “Nuke,” and ANTHONY ELLISON, a/k/a “Harv,” were found guilty today of racketeering conspiracy in connection with their membership in the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods (“Nine Trey”), a violent gang that operated in New York City.  ELLISON was also found guilty of kidnapping, maiming, and assault with a dangerous weapon, in connection with his membership in Nine Trey.  MACK was also found guilty of conspiring to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin.  The convictions followed a two-week trial before the Honorable Paul A. Engelmayer.

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said:  “Aljermiah Mack and Anthony Ellison were high-ranking members of Nine Trey, a ruthless gang, and were responsible for terrible acts of violence and the trafficking of dangerous narcotics throughout New York City.  They now stand convicted of their crimes, and will no longer be able to inflict harm on the people of this city.”

According to court documents and the evidence at trial:

Nine Trey was a criminal enterprise involved in committing numerous acts of violence, including shootings, robberies, and assaults in and around Manhattan and Brooklyn.  Members and associates of Nine Trey engaged in violence to retaliate against rival gangs, to promote the standing and reputation of Nine Trey, and to protect the gang’s narcotics business.  Members and associates of Nine Trey enriched themselves by committing robberies and selling drugs, such as heroin, fentanyl, furanly fentanyl, MDMA, dibutylone, and marijuana. 

MACK, 33, a high-ranking member of Nine Trey, conspired with other members of Nine Trey to distribute heroin and MDMA throughout New York City. 

ELLISON, 32, another high-ranking member of Nine Trey, kidnapped and robbed a fellow Nine Trey member on or about July 22, 2018, in order to enhance his status within the gang.  In addition, on or about October 24, 2018, ELLISON slashed an individual in the face in retaliation for the shooting of one of ELLISON’s associates earlier that evening.

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MACK and ELLISON were convicted of racketeering conspiracy, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.  ELLISON was also convicted of kidnapping, maiming, and assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering, which carry maximum sentences of life in prison, 30 years in prison, and 20 years in prison, respectively.  MACK was also convicted of narcotics conspiracy, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison, with a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison.  ELLISON was acquitted of one count of assault with a dangerous weapon, and MACK was acquitted of a firearms offense.  The statutory penalties are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendants would be determined by the judge.   

MACK is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Engelmayer on February 19, 2020.  ELLISON is scheduled to be sentenced on February 26, 2020.           

Mr. Berman praised the outstanding investigative work of the New York City Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

This case is being prosecuted by the Office’s Violent and Organized Crime Unit.  Assistant United States Attorneys Michael Longyear, Jacob Warren, Jonathan Rebold, and Max Nicholas are in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 
19-321
Updated October 3, 2019