For Immediate Release
LEADER OF VIOLENT BLOODS STREET GANG ADMITS RACKETEERING CONSPIRACY
Plea Calls for Prison Sentence of 10 to 12 years
NEWARK, N.J. – A leader of the Sex Money Murder set of the Bloods street gang today admitted his role in a racketeering conspiracy that involved murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and conspiracy to distribute heroin, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Rajohn Wilson, a/k/a "1090," 25, of Newark, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton in Newark federal court to Count Two of a 14-count superseding indictment charging him with racketeering conspiracy.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
The Bloods street gang is organized into subgroups that operate in specific geographic locations. Sex Money Murder is the subgroup that operates primarily in Essex County, New Jersey.
Rajohn Wilson, who served as a "five-star general" of Sex Money Murder, admitted that from 2007 to 2011 he committed a series of violent crimes to advance the gang’s objectives. He is a younger brother of Narik Wilson, a/k/a "Spaz," the leader or "O.G." of the gang. Rajohn Wilson admitted that he conspired with members of Sex Money Murder on Feb. 4, 2007, and Feb. 16, 2007, to murder rival gang members, and that he and others carried out drive-by shootings of two victims in and around Newark. Wilson also admitted conspiring to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin.
The plea agreement requires Wilson to be sentenced to 10 to 12 years in prison, minus time served in jail on a related case, and five years of supervised release. Sentencing is scheduled for March 23, 2017.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI and the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Timothy Gallagher in Newark; the Essex.
County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray; the Essex County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Armando B. Fontoura; and the Newark Department of Public Safety, under the direction of Anthony F. Ambrose, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea. He also thanked special agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Carl J. Kotowski; and special agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), under the direction of Special Agent in Charge George P. Belsky, for their roles in the investigation.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Mahajan of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.