For Immediate Release
Gang Members Admit Racketeering Charge and Related Crimes
NEWARK, N.J. – Two members of the Rollin’ 60s Neighborhood Crips gang admitted their roles in a racketeering conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today.
Tyheim Terry, aka “Ty,” aka “Rollin’ Ty,” 25, and Amir Edmonds, aka “G Baby,” 22, each pleaded guilty on Sept. 13, 2023, before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton in Newark federal court to a superseding indictment that charged them with Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) conspiracy. Terry also pleaded guilty to carjacking and to brandishing a firearm in furtherance of the carjacking. Edmonds also pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and cocaine and to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
From 2015 through Sept. 22, 2022, Terry and Edmonds were members of the Rollin’ 60s Neighborhood Crips, a criminal enterprise responsible for acts of violence and the distribution of controlled substances in the District of New Jersey and elsewhere.
On Feb. 21, 2021, Terry worked with others, including members of the gang, to attempt to carjack a victim. On April 5, 2021, Terry worked with other members of the gang to shoot another victim. On April 11, 2021, Terry brandished a firearm and carjacked a third victim. Edmonds admitted to working with at least one other member of the enterprise to distribute controlled substances. On Jan. 7, 2020, Edmonds possessed with intent to distribute cocaine and fentanyl, and possessed a firearm in furtherance of that drug offense.
Each defendant faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on the racketeering conspiracy. Terry faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on the carjacking, and a mandatory minimum prison sentence of seven years, and a maximum sentence of life in prison, which must run consecutively to any sentence imposed for the carjacking, as well as a fine of up to $250,000 on the firearms offense. Edmonds faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million on the controlled substance offense, and a mandatory minimum prison sentence of five years, and a maximum sentence of life in prison, which must run consecutively to any sentence imposed for the controlled substance offense, as well as a fine of up to $250,000 on the firearms offense. Sentencing for Edmond is scheduled for Jan. 17, 2024, and for Edmonds, Jan.16, 2024.
U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited special agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Cheryl Ortiz; special agents of IRS – Criminal Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Tammy Tomlins, and special agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Bryan Miller; investigators of the U.S. Marshals Service, under the direction of Marshal Juan Mattos; the Irvington Police Department, under the direction of Police Division Director Tracy Bowers; the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Acting Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II; the Newark Police Department, under the direction of Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé; the Bloomfield Police Department, under the direction of Director of Public Safety Samuel A. DeMaio; the Essex County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Armando B. Fontoura; the East Orange Police Department, under the direction of Chief Phyllis L. Bindi; the Elizabeth Police Department, under the direction of Police Director Earl J. Graves; the Edison Police Department, under the direction of Chief of Police Tom Bryan; the New Jersey State Police, under the direction of Colonel Patrick J. Callahan; the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor William A. Daniel; the Spotswood Police Department, under the direction of Chief Philip Corbisiero; and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Fugitive and Missing Person Task Force, which includes members of the FBI, with the investigations leading to the charges in the Rollin 60’s Neighborhood Crips investigation.
This case is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at https://www.justice.gov/OCDETF.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Francesca Liquori of the Special Prosecutions Division.