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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Massachusetts
Joshua S. Levy, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Monday, April 29, 2024

Member of Violent Gang Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Involving Attempted Murder

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

Eric Correia, a/k/a, “Bubba,” 26, has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, more commonly referred to as RICO conspiracy, and one count of distribution of and possession with attempt to distribute marijuana. U.S. Senior District Court Judge William G. Young scheduled sentencing for Sept. 11, 2024. 

Correia was identified as a member of Cameron Street, a violent gang based largely in Dorchester that uses violence to preserve, protect and expand its territory, promote fear and enhance its reputation. According to the charging documents, members use social media applications to promote Cameron Street, celebrate murders and other violent crimes committed by the gang, as well as denigrate rival gangs – in particular, the Dorchester-based NOB gang (Norton, Onley and Barry Streets), known more generally as Wendover. Cameron Street members allegedly possess, carry and use firearms to murder and assault gang rivals as well as protect narcotics and drug proceeds. Cameron Street members also allegedly distribute controlled substances and firearms, commit armed robberies and engage in human trafficking in part to generate income for the Cameron Street enterprise.

Correia pleaded guilty to committing a March 2019 attempted murder with a firearm of a NOB/Wendover gang member on Clayborne Street in Dorchester. Additionally, Correia pleaded guilty to his role in an armed robbery of a drug customer as well as to distributing $1,400 worth of marijuana to a cooperating witness. Despite wearing a mask during the drug deal, Correia was identified through a “C” tattoo on his hand – a symbol commonly used by Cameron Street members to designate membership.

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 distribution of marijuana provides for a sentence of up to five years in prison, at least two years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. 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.

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

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy; James M. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Feld Division; Stephen Belleau, Acting 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 Levy’s Criminal Division are prosecuting the case.

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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