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Members and Associates of the Pagans Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Arrested in Tri-State Area Sweep

September 15, 2010

Earlier today two indictments were unsealed in federal court in Central Islip and White Plains, New York, charging 17 alleged members and associates of Long Island, up-state New York, and New Jersey chapters of the Pagans outlaw motorcycle gang. Simultaneous with today’s arrests, federal agents executed search warrants at seven locations on Long Island, including the gang’s local chapter headquarters, a tattoo parlor in Rocky Point; two locations in up-state New York; four locations in New Jersey; and seized 34 firearms and one improvised explosive device (IED). More »

United States Charges 78 Members and Associates of Newburgh Bloods and Latin Kings With Narcotics-Trafficking Crimes

May 13, 2010

PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, GEORGE VENIZELOS, the Acting Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), ERIC A. PAOLILLI, the Chief of Police for the City of Newburgh Police Department, FRANK PHILLIPS, the District Attorney for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, CARL E. DuBOIS, the Sheriff for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, RONALD B. TURK, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), JAMES T. HAYES, JR., the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”), and JOSEPH R. GUCCIONE, the United States Marshal for the Southern District of New York (“USMS”), announced today the unsealing of two Indictments charging 60 members and associates of the Newburgh Bloods gang and 18 members and associates of the Newburgh Latin Kings gang with conspiracies to distribute, and possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine, powder cocaine, and heroin. More »

ATF Posts 2009 NY State Crime Gun Data

April 29, 2010

Ronald B. Turk, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) New York Field Division, announces the release of aggregate trace data for crime guns recovered in New York State and submitted to ATF for tracing for calendar year 2009. More »

Mohawk Manufacturer Comes Into Compliance

April 12, 2010

Ronald B. Turk, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) New York Field Division today announced that Tarbell Inc., an unlicensed cigarette manufacturer on the New York St. Regis Mohawk Indian Reservation, has agreed to forfeit $1.75 million dollars to ATF for prior violations of the Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act and additionally has agreed to come into compliance with all Federal cigarette statutes. More »

Four Defendants Found Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court of Racketeering, Murder, Narcotics Trafficking, Robbery, and Firearms Offenses

April 5, 2010

PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, RONALD B. TURK, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”), JAMES T. HAYES, JR., the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”), and RAYMOND W. KELLY, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced that HISAN LEE, a/k/a “Ice”; DELROY LEE, a/k/a “DJ,” a/k/a “Specs”; SELBOURNE WAITE, a/k/a “Silky,” a/k/a “Bling”; and LEVAR GAYLE, a/k/a “Train,” were found guilty today following a six-week jury trial in Manhattan federal court of various racketeering, murder, narcotics conspiracy, robbery conspiracy, robbery, and firearms offenses. More »