Brooklyn rapper Casnova, born Caswell Senior, has been identified as one of the 18 members of the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation being charged with conspiracy to commit racketeering, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
According to a press release issued by the Department of Justice on Tuesday (Dec. 1) evening, the unsealed 16-Count Indictment states that members of the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation are also being charged with attempted murder, murder, brazen fraud, assault and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine during the COVID-19 pandemic. Untouchable Gorilla Stone member Brandon Soto, aka Stacks, has also been charged in connection with the Sept. 21 killing of 15-year-old Jalani Jones in Poughkeepsie. “As alleged in the indictment, a minor was murdered in furtherance of the gang’s activities,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss.
Casanova is not in custody, however, the FBI are still looking for details on his whereabouts due to his connection with the case.
“As the indictment alleges, the violence and drug activity committed by these gang members threatened the safety of our communities and placed innocent lives at risk,” FBI Assistant Director William F. Sweeney, Jr. “Their unabashed criminal behavior, as alleged, included the murder of a 15 year-old and even extended to defrauding programs meant for people suffering economic hardship due to the pandemic. But thanks to the partnership and hard work of all law enforcement agencies involved in this investigation, we were able to stop this violent criminal organization – and show that Gorilla Stone is actually not ‘untouchable.'””