For Immediate Release
Leader of Old York Money Gang Convicted of Federal Charges Related to his Gang Activities, Including Racketeering Murder, Drug Conspiracy, Drug Dealing, and Gun Crimes
Shot Three Victims, Including One Contract Killing
Baltimore, Maryland – A federal jury today convicted Trevon Beasley, a/k/a Tre, age 24, of Baltimore, of federal racketeering charges related to his gang crimes, including murders committed by Beasley, related to his membership in the Old York Money Gang (OYMG); a federal drug distribution conspiracy; conspiracy to use and carry a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and drug trafficking crime; and eight counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, powder cocaine, and/or heroin. OYMG dealt drugs and committed murders in the Waverly neighborhood of Baltimore and sustained itself in part through drug sales, including crack cocaine, as well as through murder and other violent crimes.
The conviction was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Special Agent in Charge Rob Cekada of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division; and Interim Commissioner Gary Tuggle of the Baltimore Police Department.
According to the evidence presented at his 12 day trial and other court documents, from January 2013 to April 2017, Beasley was a member of the OYMG, a violent drug trafficking organization operating in the Waverly neighborhood in the northeastern district of Baltimore. OYMG is involved in criminal activity including murder, robbery, extortion, burglary, and narcotics trafficking in and around Baltimore. OYMG is a neighborhood gang, limiting its membership to persons that originate from or live in the Waverly neighborhood, and generally excluding “outsiders.” The gang extensively and frequently endorsed and promoted its existence through social media accounts and rap music videos, whereby members would display their association and advertise membership and activities of the gang. The evidence elicited at trial showed that Trevon Beasley occupied a leadership role in the gang, which obtained its revenue from murder for hire and drug distribution. Witnesses testified that OYMG accepted money for contract killings as part of its business, and that Beasley specifically accepted and executed the contract murder of Tyrone Servance on November 15, 2016. Witnesses testified that after the homicide, associates of the victim engaged in a war with OYMG over the next weeks, culminating in two additional attempted murders perpetrated by Beasley.
According to the evidence presented at trial, Beasley and other OYMG members regularly carried firearms to defend the gang’s territory and violently expelled OYMG rivals or antagonists.
Beasley faces a maximum sentence of life in prison for the racketeering conspiracy; a maximum of life in prison for the drug conspiracy; a maximum of 10 years in prison for the gun conspiracy; and 20 years in prison for each of the eight drug distribution counts. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III has scheduled sentencing for March 29, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.
Ten other defendants charged in the case previously pleaded guilty to racketeering and/or drug conspiracy charges. Darrin Mosley, age 25, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty on November 5, 2018, just before trial was scheduled to begin. Mosley is scheduled to be sentenced on February 15, 2019, at 9:30 a.m.
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 U.S. Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of its 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.
United States Attorney Robert K. Hur commended the ATF and the Baltimore Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Hur thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys David Metcalf and Michael C. Hanlon, who are prosecuting the case.
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