U.S. rapper, Casanova is one of 18 accused members of the Gorilla Stone Nation Gang indicted in New York City. The 34-year-old rapper, whose real name is Caswell Senior, was hit by three counts: attempting to commit racketeering, conspiring to sell illegal drugs, and possession of a weapon in support of drug trafficking, the U.S. The Southern District Attorney’s Office in New York said in a press release on Tuesday.Federal authorities confirmed that Casanova was the only defendant not in custody. Both suspects, with the exception of Outlaw, face a mandatory life term in jail.
According to the feds, the gang’s activities were in Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Upstate New York. The alleged drug conspiracy ran from at least 2010 until the present, involving crack, coke, and pot, prosecutors said.
“Members and associates of Gorilla Stone engaged in a series of violent disputes with rivals of Gorilla Stone, including those within Gorilla Stone who they deemed disloyal to the Enterprise,” the indictment said.
“Members and associates of Gorilla Stone committed and agreed, attempted, and threatened to commit acts of violence to protect and expand their narcotics business, to protect fellow members and associates of the Enterprise, to otherwise promote the standing and reputation of Gorilla Stone amongst rival gangs, and to promote the standing and reputation of members of Gorilla Stone.”
The indictment also alleged that: “Members and associates of the Enterprise promoted and celebrated, in music and on social media, the criminal conduct of the Enterprise, namely narcotics distribution, acts involving violence, and the use of firearms.”