For Immediate Release
Gang Member Convicted of Multiple Armed Carjackings
Defendant Used Firearms To Carjack Victims in South Brooklyn During a 10-Month Crime Spree
Dieuverson Caille was convicted today by a federal jury in Brooklyn on all counts of an indictment charging him with committing multiple armed carjackings. Between August 28, 2020 and June 20, 2021, Caille, together with his co-conspirators, robbed victims at gunpoint, kidnapped one of them, and stole their cars and personal items. The verdict followed a one-week trial before United States Circuit Judge Denny Chin sitting by designation. When sentenced, Caille faces a mandatory minimum of 21 years’ imprisonment and a maximum of life imprisonment.
Breon Peace, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and John B. DeVito, Special Agent-in-Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and Keechant L. Sewell, Commissioner, New York City Police Department (NYPD), announced the verdict.
“The defendant has been convicted of repeatedly using firearms to force innocent victims to give up their cars, confronting them with a terrifying choice of being seriously injured or killed,” stated United States Attorney Peace. “The verdict today reflects this Office’s ongoing commitment to vigorously prosecute defendants who commit violent, gun-related crimes in our district.”
ATF Special Agent-in-Charge DeVito stated: “Today’s conviction serves as notice that the use of firearms to terrorize innocent victims will be met with swift and exacting justice. ATF and NYPD will expend all necessary resources to ensure that offenders such as the defendant are rewarded for their criminal activity with lengthy prison sentences. I am thankful for the hard work and commitment 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 will continue to work with our Federal, State, and local partners to keep our communities safe.”
“Amid a nationwide increase in vehicle thefts that includes a spike in New York City, today’s guilty verdict sends a clear message that such crime – particularly the brazen variety carried out at gunpoint – will never be tolerated in our neighborhoods,” stated NYPD Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell. “The NYPD, along with our law enforcement partners, will continue to aggressively investigate, arrest, and prosecute anyone responsible for violence in our communities. I commend and thank the skilled investigators of the NYPD and the ATF, as well as everyone from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District who were involved in this important case.”
As proven at trial, on August 28, 2020, Caille, a member of both the Eight Tray Crip and Haitian Locc gangs, approached a victim driving an Infiniti in Flatbush and carjacked him at gunpoint. Caille and several accomplices drove the victim to a nearby drive-through ATM where the defendant attempted to force the victim to withdraw money. The victim escaped by jumping out of the car’s window. Also as part of the conspiracy, on September 3, 2020, Caille and several accomplices carjacked a Chevrolet Malibu at gunpoint in Flatbush 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. The following day, after NYPD officers observed the stolen BMW, the defendant crashed the vehicle and struck a pedestrian. 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.
Caille was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit carjacking, three substantive carjacking offenses, and three instances of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of those carjackings.
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.
Brooklyn, New York
E.D.N.Y. Docket No. 20-CR-547 (DC)