As punishment for gang-related racketeering and narcotics charges, rapper Casanova has been sentenced to more than 15 years.
Born Caswell Senior, on Tuesday (6.27) the musician was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Philip M. Halpern to 188 months in prison for the offenses.
According to state prosecutors, Casanova was the leader of the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation Bloods Gang, also known as Gorilla Stone, and was involved in a JULY 2020 Florida, a robbery in New York City in August of 2018, and conspired to traffic over 100 kilograms of marijuana.
In a statement about the case, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Damian Williams said:
“Caswell Senior is not just a notorious recording artist, but he is also a high-profile leader of a vicious street gang and a magnet for gang violence. Senior’s stature in the community was central to Gorilla Stone’s successful recruitment and nationwide expansion. Today’s sentencing – along with the other significant sentences that have been imposed in this case – shows once again that gang life is not worth it and will lead to many years in prison.”
Senior, who was indicted in late 2020, previously pleaded guilty to the offenses and along with his prison term, Senior, now 36, was sentenced to four years of supervised release and ordered to forfeit $50,000.00