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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of New York

For Immediate Release

Monday, November 7, 2016
James P. Kennedy, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Barbara Burns

LRGP Member Sentenced on RICO and Drug Charges

BUFFALO, N.Y.- Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Gregory Scott, 33, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of RICO conspiracy and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, was sentenced to 92 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.


Assistant U.S. Attorneys Thomas S. Duszkiewicz and Joel L. Violanti, who handled the case, stated that Scott assisted his cousin Dewayne Gray and other members of the LRGP Gang in dealing crack cocaine within the gang’s territory in the streets surrounding the Broadway Market area. The LRGP Gang, in addition to cocaine distribution, also engaged in multiple acts a violence to protect their territory, including numerous shootings and murders as part of the racketeering activity.


Scott is one of 19 defendants, including Dewayne Gray, convicted in this case.


The sentencing is the result of an investigation by: the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Adam S. Cohen, the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Ashan M. Benedict, New York Field Office and the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda.


New York Field Division