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Trottie Y Gizzle, Trottie Moula, Ricky Mazarati and More Named In New RICO Indictment

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Boston-based rappers Trottie Y Gizzle, born Jaquori Lyons; Trottie Moula, born Trevon Bell; Ricky Mazarati, born Rickquille McKinney; and 37 others found themselves at the center of a federal indictment in Boston on Wednesday, Feb. 14. The charges stem from a two-year investigation into gang violence, resulting in over 40 individuals associated with the Heath Street Gang facing charges ranging from racketeering conspiracy to drug trafficking, firearms offenses, wire fraud, and various financial frauds, including COVID-related fraud.

The indictment, released by the U.S. Department of Justice, reveals that the Heath Street Gang members and associates are implicated in a series of murders, attempted murders, and shootings, primarily targeting rival gangs such as the Mission Hill Gang and the H-Block Gang in Boston.

Furthermore, the accused are alleged to have used the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments as a hub for drug trafficking activities, establishing extensive drug distribution networks across Massachusetts, Maine, and California over several years. The gang reportedly utilized social media platforms to facilitate the distribution of controlled substances, including fentanyl, fentanyl pills, cocaine, cocaine base, and marijuana, employing posts for advertising, negotiation, and arrangement of drug sales.

The financial aspect of the indictment includes accusations of engaging in organized retail theft, where members openly stole merchandise from various stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire since 2019. Additionally, the Heath Street Gang is implicated in widespread fraud related to the CARES Act, including loan and unemployment fraud.

Acting Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Joshua S. Levy, in a press conference, highlighted the defendants’ boastful display of violence on social media, featuring images of high-powered weapons, gang signs, and taunts directed at rival gangs.

“They bragged about their violence on social media and in texts. As you can see from some of these photos, they carried high-powered weapons, they made gang signs, and mocked gang rivals.”


The charges, including RICO conspiracy, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession of a firearm in furtherance of violent or drug trafficking crime, conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery (Hobbs Act conspiracy), and wire fraud, carry severe penalties. These penalties range from up to 20 years in prison for RICO conspiracy to mandatory consecutive sentences of five years in prison up to life for possession of a firearm in furtherance of violent or drug trafficking crime.

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  1. Jaquori Lyons, a/k/a “Gizzle,” a/k/a “Y Gizzle,” 25, of Jamaica Plain, is charged with RICO conspiracy; 
  2. Joan Avalo-Quezada, a/k/a “Trouble,” 26, of Hyde Park, is charged with RICO conspiracy and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances;
  3. Trevon Bell, a/k/a “Moula,” 27, of Roslindale, is charged with RICO conspiracy;
  4. Keonte Campbell, a/k/a “Keko,” 28, of Hyde Park, is charged with RICO conspiracy;
  5. Amos Carrasquillo, a/k/a “Cruddy,” 35, of Mattapan, is charged with RICO conspiracy;
  6. Deshawn Cirino, a/k/a “D,” a/k/a “Lil D,” 26, of Boston, is charged with RICO conspiracy;
  7. Dominique Finch, a/k/a “Heff,” 34, of Boston, is charged with RICO conspiracy;
  8. Zion Ford, a/k/a “Bricks,” 24, of Hyde Park, is charged with RICO conspiracy;
  9. Tyrre Herring, a/k/a “Blick,” a/k/a “Smoov,” 26, of Billerica, is charged with RICO conspiracy;
  10. De’vonne Mcdonald-Jones, a/k/a “Daedae,” a/k/a “D Jones,” 27, of Roslindale, is charged with RICO conspiracy;
  11. Rickquille Mckinney, a/k/a “Ricky Mazarati,” a/k/a “Mozzy,” 30, of Arlington, is charged with RICO conspiracy;
  12. Amani Perkins, a/k/a “Chop,” a/k/a “Choppa,” 25, of Mattapan, is charged with RICO conspiracy;
  13. Michael Riley, a/k/a “Snyda,” a/k/a “Sneed,” 46, of Malden, is charged with RICO conspiracy;
  14. Keyon Roberson, a/k/a “Beano,” 23, of Dorchester, is charged with RICO conspiracy;
  15. Randy Diaz-Pizarro, 32, of Central Falls, R.I., is charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and being a felon in possession of firearm and ammunition;
  16. Bryon Palmer, 36, of Charlestown, is charged with being a felon in possession of ammunition and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and fentanyl;
  17. Rolando Coxon, 31, of Hyde Park, is charged with two counts of distribution of fentanyl;
  18. Cerone Davis, 30, of Arlington, is charged with possession with intent to distribute controlled substances within 1,000 feet of a public housing facility;
  19. Donte Daily, 33, of Jamaica Plain, is charged with being a felon in possession of firearm and ammunition;
  20. Theodore Gamble-Williams, 39, of Jamaica Plain, is charged with possession with intent to distribute controlled substances;
  21. Jameel Gibbons, 39, of Roslindale, is charged with possession with intent to distribute controlled substances;
  22. Charles Bomman, 33, of Roxbury, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances;
  23. Deondre Blanding, 27, of Roslindale, is charged with possession of firearm in furtherance of violent or drug trafficking crime;
  24. Gelson Rodrigues, 33, of Randolph, is charged with possession of firearm in furtherance of violent or drug trafficking crime;
  25. Riccara McKinney, 28, of Roxbury, is charged with conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery (Hobbs Act conspiracy) and wire fraud;
  26. Rachel McKinney, 32, of Arlington, is charged with conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery (Hobbs Act conspiracy) and wire fraud;
  27. Teshawnda Knight, 41, of Hyde Park, is charged with wire fraud;
  28. Antawn Davis, 39, of Boston, is charged with wire fraud;
  29. Taisha Garcia, 27, of Lynn, is charged with wire fraud;
  30. Dawan Searcy, 32, of Somerville, is charged with wire fraud;
  31. Nathan Bootman, 26, of Randolph, is charged with wire fraud;
  32. Jameela Gross, 27, of Jamaica Plain, is charged with wire fraud;
  33. Robert Platt, 44, of Brockton, is charged with wire fraud;
  34. Donovan Scarlett, 25, of West Roxbury, is charged with wire fraud;
  35. David Avalo, 28, of Hyde Park, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances;
  36. Victor Pimentel, 27, of Brockton, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances;
  37. Amanda LaPointe, 39, of Ripley, Maine, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances;
  38. Krystin Mathewson, 38, of Enfield, Conn., is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances;
  39. Jacob Lyford, 32, of Milo, Maine, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances;
  40. Michael St. Pierre, 54, of Dedham, Maine, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances; and
  41. Kayla Tasker, 31, of Dexter, Maine, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances.

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Ashanti & Nelly Engaged & Expecting First Child Together

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It’s official! Ashanti and Nelly are expecting their first child together.

The songstress confirmed to ESSENCE, saying, “This new year of my life is such a blessing full of love, hope, and anticipation. Motherhood is something that I have looked forward to, and sharing this with my family, fiancé, and loyal fans, who have been so supportive of my career, is an amazing experience.”

In addition to the news, the couple has announced their partnership as co-owners of Proov, alongside founder Amy Beckley, PhD. Proov is a pioneering diagnostics company that offers affordable at-home tests designed to aid couples in their conception journey, providing valuable insights and support without breaking the bank. These medical-grade tests illuminate potential obstacles to conception, empowering individuals on their path to parenthood.


This new addition will mark Ashanti’s first child and Nelly’s third. The “Hot in Herre” rapper is also a father to his adult children, Chanelle, 29, and Cornell Haynes III, 24, from a previous relationship. Nelly also adopted his late sister Jackie Donahue’s children, Shawn and Sydney Thomas, after her passing from leukemia in 2005.

Ashanti shared her pregnancy announcement on Instagram through a heartwarming video that included a moment with her mother, Tina Douglas. In the clip, Ashanti is seen preparing for a show, and her mother, acting as her timekeeper, asks how much time she needs to get ready. After being asked twice, Ashanti emerges from behind the curtains and responds, “I’ma need about nine months,” leaving Tina pleasantly surprised by the joyous news.


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NBA YoungBoy Arrested in Utah: Facing Charges Ranging from Drug Offenses to Identity Fraud

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NBA YoungBoy, also known as YoungBoy Never Broke Again, has found himself in legal trouble once again as he was apprehended on Tuesday, Apr. 16, in Utah. The charges against him span a range of offenses, from identity fraud and forgery to multiple drug-related charges.

According to records from the Cache County Sheriff’s Office, the charges, which originated from his hometown in Louisiana, include patterns of unlawful activity, attempts to obtain drugs, identity fraud, forgery, possession of controlled substances, and possession of a dangerous weapon. At the time of his arrest, NBA YoungBoy, born Kentrell Gaulden, was under house arrest in Utah.

NBA YoungBoy Arrested in Utah Facing Charges Ranging from Drug Offenses to Identity Fraud

In October 2022, YoungBoy Never Broke Again was granted bond by Louisiana Chief U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick after being arrested in March 2022. He had been placed in FBI custody due to an outstanding warrant related to drug and weapons charges from a September 2020 arrest in Baton Rouge, where he was filming a music video.

Last month, NBA YoungBoy released his seventh studio project, titled “Compliments Of Gravedigger Mountain,” featuring 13 tracks. Notably, this marks his thirteenth project in the past two years alone.

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Gunna Announces New Album ‘One of Wun’

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Gunna has announced the release of his new album, “One of Wun.”

The cover art, created by Calvin Clausell Jr. with creative direction by Spike Jordan of The Genius Club and art direction/design by Tal Midyan, was unveiled to accompany the announcement on socials. While no release date has been specified, the album is now available for pre-order, including physical copies.

The album will be distributed by Young Stoner Records/300 Entertainment.

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