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New Jersey Rapper Tsu Surf Pleads Guilty To Firearms Charges

In connection to his involvement in the Rollin’ 60s Neighborhood Crips in New Jersey, Newark New Jersey rapper Tsu Surf has pleaded guilty to Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) conspiracy charges

Per a statement by the United States Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey released on Friday (4.28,) the musician (born Rahjon Cox) pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of a superseding indictment charging him with Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) conspiracy and possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon.

According to filed documents presented during the court proceedings, from 2015 to Sept. 22, 2022, the rapper was a member of the Rollin’ 60s Neighborhood Crips, who are accused of acts of violence and distributing controlled substances in New Jersey and other charges. Rahjon held a leadership position and in 2017 shot a rival gang member, and in 2019 he was found in possession of two loaded firearms.

On the racketeering conspiracy count Cox faces up to 20 years in prison and up to 10 additional years on the charge of being a felon in possession of a weapon, each count of which carries a fine of up to $250,000.

Cox and nine other men who were allegedly members of the east coast gang were indicted in September of last year on RICO charges and individual counts connected to various defendants that involve firearm possession by a convicted felon, drug trafficking, and carjacking, among other allegations.

Facing up to 30 years in prison, Cox’s sentencing is scheduled for September 12.

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Author: Al Denté

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