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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Bailey Boys Gang Member Sentenced For Involvement In Two Shootings

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
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BUFFALO, N.Y. – Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Derrick Ramos, aka Little D, 26, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of RICO conspiracy, was sentenced to 72 months in prison by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan A. Tokash, who handled the case, stated that Ramos was a member of the Bailey Boys Gang. On December 30, 2010, the defendant was one of the shooters involved in a drive-by shooting during which Philip Brown, also known as "Skateboard," and a second, unidentified man were wounded. Believing that they had found members of a rival gang in the vicinity of Broadway and Sears on Buffalo’s East Side, Ramos and at least one other individual, all of whom were travelling in a van with several other individuals, fired a series of shots. Brown was hit in the shoulder, while the second individual was shot in the upper thigh.

Ramos is one of 10 individuals indicted in this case. Six defendants have been convicted, charges are pending against the remaining four defendants. The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  
           
The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Adam S. Cohen, and the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda.

Updated March 23, 2017