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Manhattan US Attorney Charges 50 Members and Associates of Trinitarios Street Gang with Racketeering, Narcotics and Firearms Offenses

December 7, 2011

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Wilbert Plummer, the Acting Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Raymond W. Kelly, the Commissioner of the Police Department for the City of New York (NYPD), Joseph Anarumo Jr., the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Division of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), James T. Hayes, Jr., the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and Brian Fischer, the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS), announced charges today against 50 members and associates of the Bronx Trinitarios Gang (BTG) for racketeering, narcotics, and firearms offenses.More »

ATF Names New Special Agent in Charge to Head New York Office

December 6, 2011

New York — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today announced the appointment of Joseph Anarumo, Jr., as the new special agent in charge (SAC) of its New York Field Division. A native New Yorker, Mr. Anarumo is a graduate of Susan Wagner High School on Staten Island and received his bachelor’s degree in communications from St. John’s University.More »

Federal Firearms Dealer Sentenced to 121 Months Imprisonment

November 4, 2011

RICHARD S. HARTUNIAN, United States Attorney, Northern District of New York, WILBERT L. PLUMMER, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and DELANO A. REID, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), announces that a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) named JOHN RUMBLE (56, of Ogdensburg, New York), was sentenced to 121 months imprisonment by the Honorable David N. Hurd, in Utica, New York, for several federal firearms related offenses.More »

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Arrest of Bronx Man in Connection with Home Invasion Robbery and Police Officer Shooting

October 13, 2011

PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, DELANO A. REID, the Acting Special-Agent-in-Charge of the New York Division of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and RAYMOND W. KELLY, the Police Commissioner of the City of New York (NYPD), announced that DARREN MORRIS was arrested yesterday on robbery and gun possession charges. More »

Manhattan US Attorney Charges Eight Members of Violent Bronx Gang with Racketeering, Murder and Narcotics Trafficking

September 27, 2011

PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, DELANO A. REID, the Acting Special-Agent-in-Charge of the New York Division of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ("ATF"), and RAYMOND W. KELLY, the Police Commissioner of the City of New York ("NYPD"), announced today the unsealing of an Indictment charging eight members of a violent narcotics trafficking crew with racketeering, murder, attempted murder, narcotics trafficking, firearms possession, and other violent acts.More »

Manhattan US Attorney Charges 30 Members of Bronx Drug Trafficking Crews with Distributing Heroin and Crack Cocaine

August 24, 2011

PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, DELANO REID, the Special-Agent-in- Charge of the New York Division of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), and RAYMOND W. KELLY, the Police Commissioner of the City of New York (NYPD), announced today the unsealing of six Indictments charging 30 members of drug trafficking crews operating in and around the Butler and Webster public housing projects (the Butler Houses and the Webster Houses), located in the Bronx, New York, with distributing heroin and crack cocaine.More »

ATF and TTB Accept $1.25 Million Cigarette Settlement

July 5, 2011

NEW YORK — Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent in Charge New York Field Division Ronald B. Turk and Thomas Crone, Assistant Administrator for Field Operations for the U.S. Treasury Department’s Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) announce that Jacobs Manufacturing an unlicensed cigarette manufacturer on the New York St. Regis Mohawk Indian Reservation, has agreed to forfeit $1.25 million dollars to ATF for prior violations of the Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act (CCTA) and additionally has agreed to come into compliance with all applicable federal statutes and regulations. Jacobs will also have to pay all required cigarette taxes under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC) and has agreed not to illegally operate a cigarette internet site in violation of the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act (PACT) Act. TTB, which investigated the case along with ATF, has agreed to issue a tobacco manufacturing permit to Jacobs.More »

Six Members of Robbery Crew Charged in White Plains Federal Court with Robbery and Firearms Offenses, Including Armed Robberies in Yonkers and Poughkeepsie

June 14, 2011

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 Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and GEORGE N. LONGWORTH, the Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Public Safety (WCDPS), announced today the unsealing of a seven-count Indictment in White Plains federal court charging six men, LOUIS MCINTOSH, a/k/a Lou D., a/k/a Lou Diamond, a/k/a G, EDWARD RAMIREZ, a/k/a Taz, TERRENCE DUHANEY, a/k/a Bounty Killer, TURHAN JESSAMY, a/k/a Vay, QUINCY WILLIAMS, a/k/a Capone, and TYRELL ROCK, a/k/a Smurf, with robbery and firearms crimes.More »

Federally Licensed Gun Dealer Convicted

June 10, 2011

UTICA, N.Y. – On June 3, 2010 , John P. Gilbride, the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the New York Field Division, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); the United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York Richard S. Hartunian; and Ronald B. Turk, SAC of the New York Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), announced the conviction of John B. Rumble, Jr., a federal firearms licensee (FFL), stemming from a seven-count indictment. More »

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Charges Eleven Members of Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Organization

May 18, 2011

PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and RONALD B. TURK, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), today announced the unsealing of an Indictment charging MOHAMMED ALAZZAM and ten other defendants with conspiracy to distribute contraband cigarettes. Nine defendants were arrested today and were presented in White Plains federal court. Special Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives have seized approximately $135,000 and over 3,000 cartons of contraband cigarettes.More »

Indictment Against a South Carolina Man on Interstate Travel in aid of Racketeering and Wire-Fraud Conspiracy Charges

April 14, 2011

United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian announced today the first superseding indictment against a South Carolina man on interstate travel in aid of racketeering and wire-fraud conspiracy charges.More »

Coordinated Law Enforcement Efforts Make Albany Streets Safer

January 8, 2011

Over the course of the last few years, the coordinated efforts of a number of law enforcement agencies have led to the dismantling of two violent organizations in the City of Albany, and sent their members to federal prison. As a result, the City is now a safer place. These organizations or gangs were known as the Original Gangsta Killers (OGK) or Downtown gang, and the Jungle Junkies, or Uptown gang. Not only were the members of these two gangs responsible for the distribution of substantial quantities of crack and marijuana in the City, but in order to control and protect their territories, gang members committed armed robberies, assaults, and drive-by shootings, including shootings of rival gang members, and traveled to other states to obtain firearms which they brought back to Albany. More »