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Brooklyn gang boss sentenced for leading violent racketeering enterprise

December 1, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Brooklyn gang boss sentenced for leading violent racketeering enterprise

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A federal judge in New York sentenced a Brooklyn gang boss who goes by the nickname “Cash” for his role in a violent racketeering enterprise.

Qian Zheng aka “Cash” was sentenced to nine years in prison by United States District Judge Carol Bagley Amon on Tuesday, according to a Justice Department press release.

Zheng pleaded guilty in Brooklyn Federal Court to racketeering charges back in January.

The FBI arrested the 46-year-old gang leader and eight associates in 2015.

An 8-count federal indictment accused Qian Zheng of leading a violent racketeering enterprise known as the Zheng Organization based out of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and Flushing, Queens.

Feds charged Zheng and his co-conspirators with numerous offenses including racketeering, narcotics trafficking, extortion, illegal gambling, and soliciting violence for hire.

FBI investigators laid out a long list of violent acts committed by the criminal gang including a 2013 plot, in which Zheng was paid $6,000 to send two henchmen to assault a woman’s ex-boyfriend and the man’s wife.

The couple eventually learned of the plot and were unharmed.

Additionally, prosecutors said in 2015, the gangster had his crew ransack a gambling parlor and assault the owner, who failed to pay shakedown money to Zheng’s gang.

“The Zheng Organization used violence and an array of criminal activities to enhance their power and protect their territory, It’s gang-related activity like this that infects our communities with an illness that kills our neighborhoods’ safety and growth,” FBI Director-in-Charge, Diego Rodriguez said at the time of Zheng’s arrest.

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