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Notorious Rollin’ 60s Crips leader “Gusto” handed 3 consecutive life terms plus 145 years

January 14, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Notorious Rollin’ 60s Crips leader “Gusto” handed 3 consecutive life terms plus 145 years

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A federal judge has sentenced the leader of a violent gang sect, the Rollin’ 60s Crips based out of Long Island, New York, to three consecutive life sentences plus 145 years for a racketeering conspiracy case, which included dozens of gang-related shootings over a 10-year-period.

The U.S. Attorney’s’ Office for New York’s Eastern District said 31-year-old Raphael Osborne also known as “Gusto” was convicted on 21 counts last April including racketeering, attempted murder, robbery, and witness retaliation.

Prosecutors said as the head of the Rollin’ 60s Crips gang in Roosevelt; Osbourne ordered underlings to attack members of the rival Bloods gang “on sight,” The Long Island Press reported.

Feds say 15 shootings and three murders occurred under the reign of the gang menace, which lasted between 2003 and 2013.

According to the federal indictment, a 2012 attack left one informant paralyzed after Osborne had suspected he had cooperated with federal authorities. Gang members reportedly lured the victim out of his Hempstead home and shot him five times at point-blank range.

The investigation into the gang sect kicked into high gear after an associate of Osbourne shot and wounded a police officer in Hempstead Village, resulting in the 2013 indictments against Raphel Osbourne and 20 other members of the Rollin 60’s Crips.

So far prosecutors have secured convictions against 18 other members of Osborne’s crew. Two others are awaiting trial, while seven defendants are already serving at least ten-year prison sentences each.

Osbourne’s defense attorney John Carman argued that his client as the fall guy for crimes committed by other people.

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