American rapper, Caswell Senior, professionally known as Casanova, has pleaded guilty to gang-related federal racketeering charges that involve drug dealing, possession and robbery.
The rapper was charged in a 2020 indictment against more than a dozen other members of the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation gang.
He had surrendered in 2020 after arrest and he admitted to all charges including a robbery that occurred in New York.
In a statement released by the Manhattan U.S Attorney Damian Williams, The defendant “now stands convicted of playing a leadership role in Gorilla Stone, a particularly violent Bloods gang that operates throughout New York and across the country”.
As agreed in the plea bargain, some serious charges were dropped, according to the defendant’s Defense attorney, James Kousouros.
“The robbery occurred at a diner where his client “asked a young lady to stop taping him and taunting him.
“… has accepted responsibility fully and respectfully and we hope that the court will consider all the facts and circumstances,” Kousouros added.
Casanova faces a mandatory minimum of five years in prison at sentencing on Dec. 6.