Crips member sentenced to over 17 years for murder plot of two gang rivals
Added 10-11-19 07:13:03pm EST - “Lenard Barletto, 31, of Brooklyn pleaded guilty to charges of racketeering conspiracy, conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and conspiracy to murder two members of a rival gang, the Bosses in Business, officials said.” - Nydailynews.com
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A member of the Outlaw Gangsta Crips was sentenced to over 17 years behind bars for plotting the murder of two gang rivals, officials said Friday.
Lenard Barletto, 31, of Brooklyn — one of 23 defendants tied to the case — pleaded guilty to charges of racketeering conspiracy, conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and conspiracy to murder two members of a rival gang, the Bosses in Business, officials said. He was sentenced to 210 months by United States District Judge William F. Kuntz II in Brooklyn Federal Court.
FBI agents and NYPD detectives arrested Barletto after learning of a plan concocted by OGC and Shoota Gang — a local offshoot of OGC based in East Flatbush — to avenge the death of OGC member Kareem Mitchell, who was believed to have been killed by members of BIB.
"With Outlaw Gangsta Crips and Shoota Gang leaders and members now serving well-deserved prison terms, the East Flatbush community is a much safer place,” said United States Attorney Richard Donoghue. “We warn all violent street gang members, in no uncertain terms, to expect a similar fate for menacing our communities.”
“Violent street gangs, and the crews and subsets that splinter off from them, remain a focus of law enforcement,” he said. “We applaud our federal partners for working together in this case to eradicate a criminal franchise and ensure justice for the East Flatbush community."
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