For Immediate Release
Brooklyn Gang Member Sentenced for Multiple Armed Carjackings
NEW YORK — Dieuverson Caille, a/k/a “Savage,” was sentenced today by Second Circuit Judge Denny Chin, sitting by designation, in Brooklyn to 36 months plus an additional 21 years to run consecutively for committing multiple armed carjackings during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Caille was convicted in March where it was established that between August 28, 2020 and June 20, 2021, Caille, together with his co-conspirator gang members, carjacked four victims at gunpoint, kidnapped one of them, pistol whipped another, and stole their iPhones and money. Evidence at trial also showed that the defendant was a member of the Eight Tray Gangster Crip and Haitian Loc gangs when he committed these crimes.
Breon Peace, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and Bryan DiGirolamo, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, New York Field Division, and Edward A. Caban, Commissioner, New York City Police Department (NYPD), announced the verdict.
“The defendant terrorized Brooklyn by committing a string of violent crimes against random, innocent people during the height of the COVID pandemic,” stated United States Attorney Peace. “The city is a safer place because of today’s sentence and underscores that this Office will vigorously prosecute defendants who commit violent crimes.”
“The men and women of ATF NY and the NYPD successfully disrupted this senseless violent string of armed carjackings. Due to the hard work of law enforcement, a reckless individual is effectively removed from terrorizing more innocent people," stated Acting ATF NY Special Agent in Charge Bryan DiGirolamo. "No one should live in fear simply driving down the street. I am thankful for the collaboration of the men and women of ATF NY’s Strategic Pattern Armed Robbery Technical Apprehension group, NYPD’s Brooklyn Robbery Squad & the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. ATF NY will continue to work with our partners to aggressively pursue investigations to remove violent criminals from our communities. Working together is vital to our Violent Crime Reduction Strategy here and throughout NY State.”
“Today’s sentence appropriately punishes a brazen criminal who tormented unsuspecting New Yorkers at the peak of the pandemic, and amid a citywide and nationwide spike in motor vehicle thefts,” stated NYPD Commissioner Edward A. Caban. “Mr. Caille has now been held fully accountable for his actions. And I thank all of the talented NYPD and ATF investigators, and everyone involved from the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, for their dedication to ending his particular reign of terror.”
As proven at trial, Caille was involved in a series of violent and armed carjackings. On August 28, 2020, Caille carjacked a victim in Flatbush at gunpoint. Caille and two of his gang members forced the victim into the backseat of his own car, drove the victim to a drive-through ATM fifteen minutes away and attempted to force the victim to withdraw money. The victim escaped by jumping out of the car’s window because he thought if he stayed in the car he could be shot. On September 3, 2020, Caille and several accomplices carjacked a Chevrolet Malibu at gunpoint in Canarsie and attacked an occupant of the car by pistol whipping him. On November 15, 2020, Caille, acting alone, carjacked at gunpoint the driver of a BMW who was working as a rideshare driver in Flatbush. Finally, on June 20, 2021, the defendant, together with at least one other accomplice, carjacked at gunpoint the driver of a Porsche in East New York. The defendant posted pictures of the same make and model Porsche to his Instagram account “cali2savage” three days later.
During the course of the conspiracy, the defendant texted his fellow gang member “I need money” or “I need a V,” which was code for committing robberies or carjackings. The defendant instructed his co-conspirator to text in Creole to evade law enforcement.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.
Assistant United States Attorneys Sara K. Winik, Ellen H. Sise, and Antoinette N. Rangel are in charge of the prosecution with assistance from Paralegal Specialist Magdalena St. Surin.