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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Massachusetts
Joshua S. Levy, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Member of Violent Gang Pleads Guilty to Racketeering, Firearm, and Drug Trafficking Offenses

BOSTON – A Boston area man pleaded guilty yesterday to his role in Cameron Street, a violent Boston gang.

Keiarri Dyette, a/k/a “Kemo,” 26, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, dealing in firearms without a license and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. U.S. Senior District Court Judge William G. Young scheduled sentencing for June 13, 2024. 

Dyette was identified as a member Cameron Street, a violent gang based largely in the Dorchester section of Boston. According to court documents, Cameron Street members use violence and threats of violence to preserve, protect, and expand its territory, promote a climate of fear, and enhance its reputation. They allegedly possess, carry, and use firearms to murder and assault their rivals. Like many members of Cameron Street, Dyette had tattoos and or wore clothing featuring the letter “C” or “KC” (for “Killa Cam”) that signified his membership in the gang:

As part of his role in the Cameron Street enterprise, Dyette used a pistol to assault a rival NOB/Wendover gang member in a parking lot on Hancock Street in Boston. Additionally, Dyette sold firearms and worked with other Cameron Street members to distribute cocaine and marijuana. 

The charge of RICO conspiracy and conspiracy to interfere with commerce by force or violence each provide for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. The charge of dealing in firearms without a license provides for a sentence of up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. The charge of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute cocaine provides for a sentence of up to 40 years in prison, at least four years of supervised release and a fine of $5 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy; James M. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division; and Boston Police Commissioner Michael Cox made the announcement today. Valuable assistance was provided by the Massachusetts State Police; Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office; Suffolk, Plymouth, Norfolk and Bristol County District Attorney’s Offices; and the Canton, Quincy, Randolph, Somerville, Brockton, Malden, Stoughton, Rehoboth and Pawtucket (R.I.) Police Departments. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher Pohl and Charles Dell’Anno of the Criminal Division are prosecuting the case.

This operation is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Strike Force Initiative, which provides for the establishment of permanent multi-agency task force teams that work side-by-side in the same location. This co-located model enables agents from different agencies to collaborate on intelligence-driven, multi-jurisdictional operations to disrupt and dismantle the most significant drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations. 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

The details contained in the charging document are allegations. The remaining defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


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