– Attorney General Anne Milgram announced
that three members of the Nine Trey Gangsters
set of the Bloods gang were sentenced to
prison, including a Trenton woman who helped
the gang’s leader communicate orders
from prison and two Atlantic City residents.
charges stem from an investigation led by
the New Jersey State Police and the Division
of Criminal Justice. All three defendants
pleaded guilty to second-degree racketeering.
Myers, 24, of Trenton, was sentenced yesterday
to 10 years in state prison by Superior
Court Judge Charles A. Delehey in Mercer
County. In pleading guilty on Aug. 14, she
admitted she allowed David Allen, the “godfather”
of the Nine Trey Gangsters, and one of his
top deputies, Tahaij Wells, both serving
sentences in New Jersey State Prison in
Trenton, to use her as a conduit to communicate
with gang members throughout New Jersey.
Allen and Wells would call Myers from prison,
and she would use her cell phone to set
up conference calls with members. During
the calls, drug trafficking, money laundering
and extortion were discussed.
Judge Delehey also sentenced William Robinson,
26, of Atlantic City, to seven years in
state prison. In pleading guilty on Aug.
13, he admitted to being a member of the
Nine Trey Gangsters in South Jersey and
to distributing narcotics. Robinson still
faces sentencing in Atlantic County on a
gang member from Atlantic City was sentenced
by Judge Delehey today. Octavia Hall, 27,
was sentenced to five years in state prison
in connection with her July 30 guilty plea.
Hall admitted she was a member of the Nine
Trey Gangsters and distributed drugs for
three defendants were named in a 74-count
state grand jury indictment obtained by
the Division of Criminal Justice Gangs &
Organized Crime Bureau on June 8, 2007,
which charged 48 defendants, including Allen
and Wells. A full list of defendants and
charges is included in the press release
issued on the date of the indictment at
Attorney General Andrew Butchko prosecuted
the three defendants. The investigation
was presented to the state grand jury by
Deputy Attorneys General Butchko, John Corson
Jr., Lauren Scarpa Yfantis, James Ruberton
and Brent Hopkins.
General Milgram credited the detectives
with the State Police and Division of Criminal
Justice who carried out the investigation.
She also thanked the agencies that assisted
in the investigation and arrests, including
the FBI, Newark Police Department, Trenton
Police Department, Atlantic City Police
Department, Pleasantville Police Department,
Washington Township Police Department (Mercer
County), Atlantic County Prosecutor’s
Office, Cape May County Prosecutor’s
Office, Cumberland County Prosecutor’s
Office, Essex County Prosecutor’s
Office, Mercer County Prosecutor’s
Office, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s
Office, Tinton Falls Police Department,
Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, Bordentown
City Police Department, New Jersey Department
of Corrections, and State Parole Officers.