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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 24, 2020

Leader Of Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods Sentenced To 17 Years In Prison

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that ALJERMIAH MACK, a/k/a “Nuke,” was sentenced to 204 months in prison in connection with his participation in the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods (“Nine Trey”) and the distribution of narcotics, including heroin and fentanyl.  MACK was convicted following a three-week jury trial in October 2019 before U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer, who imposed today’s sentence.

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said:  “Aljermiah Mack was a leader of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, a violent gang that wreaked havoc across New York City.  Now, thanks to the outstanding work of our partners at the NYPD, HSI, and ATF, he will spend the next 17 years in federal prison.”

According to court documents and the evidence presented at the trial of MACK and co-defendant Anthony Ellison:

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, furanyl fentanyl, MDMA, dibutylone, and marijuana.

The leadership structure of Nine Trey is divided into two parts:  the Prison Lineup, which consists of incarcerated members, and the Street Lineup, which consists of members who are not incarcerated.  MACK was one of the highest-ranking members of the Street Lineup.

MACK was found guilty after trial of racketeering conspiracy for his participation in the Nine Trey enterprise and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute one kilogram and more of mixtures and substances containing heroin.

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In addition to the prison term, MACK, 34, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced to five years of supervised release.              

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.  Mr. Berman also praised the New York City Department of Correction, Correction Intelligence Bureau, and the Kings County District Attorney’s Office for their assistance in the investigation.

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Violent Crime
Contact: 
Jim Margolin, Nicholas Biase (2112) 637-2600
Press Release Number: 
20-073
Updated February 24, 2020