Casanova Facing Federal Racketeering Charges

Casanova is one of 18 alleged gang members of the “Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation” who have been indicted on a number of criminal charges, including murder, narcotics, firearms, and fraud offenses, Pitchfork reports.

The Brooklyn rapper, whose real name is Caswell Senior, was charged with conspiracy to commit racketeering, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, the FBI announced on Tuesday (December 1).

All 18 of the defendants, with the exception of one, are facing a maximum sentence of life in prison.

"As the indictment alleges, the violence and drug activity committed by these gang members threatened the safety of our communities and placed innocent lives at risk," FBI Assistant Director William F. Sweeney Jr. said in a statement. "Their unabashed criminal behavior, as alleged, included the murder of a 15 year-old and even extended to defrauding programs meant for people suffering economic hardship due to the pandemic. But thanks to the partnership and hard work of all law enforcement agencies involved in this investigation, we were able to stop this violent criminal organization — and show that Gorilla Stone is actually not 'untouchable.'"

Federal investigators confirmed on Tuesday (December 1) that Casanova is the only defendant who is not in custody. "We are still looking for Caswell Senior, aka Casanova, in connection with this case," the New York division of the FBI tweeted. "He has connections to both NY and NJ. If you have information about his whereabouts, please call us at 1-800-CALL-FBI."

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