The FBI’s search for rapper Casanova has come to an end.
The Brooklyn rapper the Brooklyn rapper turned himself in to authorities last night (December 2nd) in Manhattan after almost 48 hours on the lam.
Casanova was one of 18 members of a violent street gang known as The Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation. On December 1st, the feds unveiled a sweeping indictment charging the members with murder, firearms violations, and drug dealing.
Casanova is facing two charges in the indictment for firearms violations, and narcotics distribution. Casanova and the gang members are accused of distributing more than 280 grams of crack, five kilos of cocaine and over 100 kilos of marijuana.
The rapper faces a minimum of 10 years in prison, and a maximum penalty of life in prison if he is convicted. Prosecutors say the gang was responsible for a number of acts of violence, including the murder of a 15-year-old.
Members of The Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation are also accused of attempting to corner the drug market in Poughkeepsie, New York, and committing by exploiting meant to assist people and businesses suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Black Stone Gorillas are a well-organized subset of the Bloods, with “lineups” on the streets and in prisons around the country. In several of his posts on social media, born Caswell Senior, blatantly flaunted his membership in the street gang.
The UGSN is the umbrella organization for at least eight branches of the gang, that are known as “Kaves.” Other sets include the Black Stone Gorilla (BSGG) and GSG – Gorilla Stone Gangstas. The Feds say the gang is well structured, with “a defined hierarchy of leaders that demands strict allegiance by all its members,” with positions ranging from top-ranked members to street soldiers.
During the summer of 2018, and his crew was engaged in an intense beef with Tekashi 6ix9ine and his former associates, who were members of a rival faction, the Nine Trey Gangster Bloods.
Their problems escalated to gunplay inside of the Barclays Center when the two gangs collided backstage during a boxing match between
Fuguan Lovick aka “Fu Banga” fired off a shot inside of the venue. He was eventually indicted with 12 other members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods for his brazen act in public as well as other offenses.
Fu Banga received 7 years in prison for the shooting, which was captured on surveillance cameras and can be viewed below: