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Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William J. Bratton, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), Angel M. Melendez, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), James J. Hunt, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), and  Delano Reid, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Division of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”), announced charges today against 120 members and associates of two rival street gangs operating in the Bronx: the 2Fly YGz (“2Fly”) and the Big Money Bosses (“BMB”).  The gangs are charged in two separate Indictments – United States v. Laquan Parrish et al., S1 16 Cr. 212 (LAK) (the “Parrish Indictment”), and United States v. Nico Burrell et al., S2 15 Cr. 95 (AJN) (the “Burrell Indictment”) – with racketeering conspiracy, narcotics conspiracy, narcotics distribution, and firearms offenses.   

LOS ANGELES – A convicted felon and member of the 92nd Street Hoover Crips gang has been sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm – a .22-caliber revolver that he sold.

DENVER – John Bowman, age 45, of Arvada, Colorado, was arrested on April 22, 2016 on charges related to the use of a pipe bomb to destroy a mail box, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives  and Arvada Police Department announced.  Bowman is believed responsible for placing a device at 9517 Ralston Road, in Arvada.  Bowman has been charged by complaint and appeared this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty, where he was advised of his rights and the charges pending against him.  Bowman was ordered to be detained and a detention hearing is scheduled for later this week.

MT. JULIET, Tenn. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Mt. Juliet and Pleasant View Police Departments and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of firearms from nRange and Elks Outdoors, both a federal firearms licensee (FFL).

Two Martin County convicted felons were sentenced to prison for unlawfully possessing firearms and ammunition at an indoor firing range in Jensen Beach, Florida.