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

Thursday, August 17, 2017

White Plains Press Conference Today

There will be a press conference today in White Plains to announce federal criminal charges against 31 members and associates of two rival street gangs in Poughkeepsie. The charges include the murders of Caval Haylett in March 2016 and Daquell LeBlanc in December 2012, as well as racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, attempted murder, narcotics, and firearms offenses. Relevant charging documents are attached.

WHO: Joon H. Kim, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York

William F. Sweeney, Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

William V. Grady, Dutchess County District Attorney

Thomas Pape, Chief of the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department

WHAT: Press Conference

WHEN: Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York, White Plains Division

300 Quarropas Street

Third Floor Library

White Plains, NY

CONTACT: James Margolin, Dawn Dearden, Nicholas Biase

(212) 637-2600

NOTE: Please silence all cell phones, PDAs, and pagers before start of press conference.


Updated August 17, 2017