Casanova, whose legal name is Caswell Senior is looking at life in prison if convicted with a mandatory minimum of 10 years for allegedly trafficking crack cocaine, cocaine, and marijuana in and around New York City’s boroughs.
As we previously reported, Casanova is one of 18 alleged gang members who have been indicted on a bunch of criminal charges, including conspiracy to commit racketeering, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
The FBI announced the charges Tuesday, identifying each of the defendants as members of the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation street gang. They also announced via Twitter that Casanova is in the wind and they are looking for him in connection to a RICO case connected to the murder of a 15-year-old among other violent and drug crimes as well as Covid-19 related scams.
We are still looking for Caswell Senior, aka Casanova, in connection with this case. He has connections to both NY and NJ. If you have information about his whereabouts, please call us at 1-800-CALL-FBI. pic.twitter.com/W38fCnBFpt
— FBI New York (@NewYorkFBI) December 1, 2020
According to the FBI, Casanova and his gang members conspired to break narcotics laws and committed violent acts to promote the standing and reputation of Gorilla Stone amongst rival gangs for at least 10 years. They are also trying to get Casanova for allegedly carrying a firearm when he allegedly committed these crimes.
“As alleged in the Indictment, members of Gorilla Stone committed terrible acts of violence, trafficked in narcotics, and even engaged in brazen fraud by exploiting benefits programs meant to provide assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss. “Because of that, communities across the Southern District – from Poughkeepsie to Peekskill to New York City – suffered. Most shocking, as alleged in the indictment, a minor was murdered in furtherance of the gang’s activities. Because of the extraordinary work of our law enforcement partners, the defendants now face federal charges for their crimes.”