JammedUp News

News

15 Bronx Gang Members Arrested For Using Facebook to Plan Attacks on Rival Gangs and Trade Guns

April 11, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
15 Bronx Gang Members Arrested For Using Facebook to Plan Attacks on Rival Gangs and Trade Guns

Are you in a legal jam? Find a Lawyer, Bail Bondsman or Private Investigator on JammedUp.

Status update — Arrested.

A group of gangsters in the Bronx, New York including the reputed leader nicknamed “Sal Capone,” used Facebook to plot attacks against rivals and trade firearms. The allegations were part of a massive 57-count indictment brought by prosecutors on Wednesday.

The NYPD arrested Fifteen members of the so-called “Lyman Place Bosses.” The indictment, unsealed in Bronx Supreme Court, include charges of attempted murder, assault and weapons possession.

Among the defendants include Saliym Gresham, 23, who prosecutors alleged to have used the Facebook alias “Sal Capone” to order gang members to load up on weapons used for revenge attacks on rivals.

“He repeatedly posted orders to attack rival gang members,” according to Bronx County Prosecutor Christina Nowak.

Members of Lyman Place Bosses hear charges listed in gang indictment

Members of Lyman Place Bosses hear charges listed in gang indictment

Although Gresham’s only charged with a fourth-degree conspiracy, a non-violent felony. Nowak accused Gresham of holding a leadership position in the hierarchy of a gang called the Young Bosses, which oversees the Lyman Place Gang and has spread across the country.

Nowak argued for the bail amount set at $100,000.

In Addition, the indictment accused gang members of using social media to trade mobile phones for guns.

Members of the group are also responsible for the assault of a Prospect Ave. bodega owner during a St. Patrick’s Day robbery, prosecutors said.

All of the alleged gangsters in the indictment pleaded not guilty to the charges listed in the indictment.

Eleven of the alleged hoodlums face additional charges stemming from a separate indictment last December.

Get the latest news from the world of crime