TRENTON – Attorney
General Anne Milgram and Criminal Justice
Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni announced
that a leader of the violent Sex Money Murder
set of the Bloods street gang was sentenced
to state prison today.
Bobby Williams, 24, of Trenton,
was ordered by Superior Court Judge Thomas
P. Kelly in Mercer County to serve twelve
years in state prison. Williams was also
ordered to forfeit his rights to $80,000
that was seized as proceeds of illegal activity.
The sentence was pursuant to Williams’
May 23 guilty plea to first-degree racketeering.
In pleading guilty, Williams
admitted that he is a member of the Sex
Money Murder set and that he distributed
more than five ounces of cocaine between
December 2005 and February 2007. Williams
further admitted that Sex Money Murder benefited
from his drug dealing. A joint investigation
spearheaded by the Division of Criminal
Justice and the New Jersey State Police
determined that Williams was one of the
two leaders of the Sex Money Murder set
in Mercer County.
was handled by Supervising Deputy Attorney
General Mark Eliades, chief of the Division
of Criminal Justice Gangs & Organized
Williams was indicted in
September 2007 along with 22 other individuals,
including the second leader of Sex Money
Murder in Mercer County and the alleged
leader in Monmouth and Ocean counties. The
second leader in Mercer County, Antonio
Merritt, 28, of Trenton, pleaded guilty
to first-degree racketeering on Sept. 8.
He faces a sentence of 12 to 15 years in
prison. Judge Kelly has scheduled Merritt’s
sentencing for Dec. 19.
The indictment stemmed from a cooperative
investigation by the New Jersey State Police,
Division of Criminal Justice, U.S. Attorney’s
Office, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration,
FBI, Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office,
Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, Monmouth
County Prosecutor’s Office, Ocean
County Prosecutor’s Office, Asbury
Park Police Department, Dover Township Police
Department, Ewing Police Department, Freehold
Borough Police Department, Jackson Township
Police Department, Lakewood Police Department,
Long Branch Police Department and Trenton
A second indictment obtained
in September 2007 charged 11 more gang members
in North Jersey, including all members of
the three-person state leadership committee
of Sex Money Murder.