- Acting Attorney General Ricardo Solano Jr.
and Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni
announced that a member of the Nine Trey Gangsters
set of the Bloods street gang from Cape May
County was sentenced to state prison today
for racketeering along with a second man who
admitted dealing drugs with the gang in Newark.
to Director Gramiccioni, Oscar Randall, 41,
of Lower Township, was sentenced to 15 years
in state prison by Superior Court Judge Robert
C. Billmeier in Mercer County. Randall pleaded
guilty on Sept. 28 to first-degree racketeering.
He admitted that he was a member of the Nine
Trey Gangsters and conspired with other members
of the gang to distribute narcotics.
addition, Judge Billmeier sentenced Stanley
Foote, 29, of Newark, to 10 years in state
prison. Foote pleaded guilty on Sept. 28 to
second-degree conspiracy to distribute narcotics.
He admitted selling drugs in Newark with members
of the Nine Trey Gangsters.
Deputy Attorney General Andrew Butchko prosecuted
and Foote were among 48 defendants indicted
in June 2007 as a result of a joint investigation
by the New Jersey State Police and the Division
of Criminal Justice. The Division of Criminal
Justice Gangs & Organized Crime Bureau
has obtained guilty pleas from 39 of the defendants
named in the indictment. One leader of the
gang, Michael Smart, 27, of Irvington, was
tried in January 2009, convicted and sentenced
to 70 years in state prison, including 46
years without parole. The other defendants
received sentences of between five and 16
years in state prison.
The Division of Criminal Justice and New Jersey
State Police were assisted in the investigation
by the Newark Police Department, Irvington
Police Department, Essex County Prosecutor's
Office, Atlantic City Police Department and
Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office.