Casanova faces federal extortion charges

Brooklyn rapper Casanova has been exposed to multiple crimes, the New York FBI and Justice Department announced. A press release announced that Casanova, whose real name was Caswell Sr., was charged with conspiracy to extortion, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and possession of a firearm to promote a crime against drug trafficking. Casanova was named today (December 1st) by the FBI along with 17 other suspected members of the “Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation”. The 18 alleged members were charged with murder, narcotics, firearms and fraud, among other charges. The Department of Justice has listed the full fees here.

Any charge by Casanova could result in a maximum sentence for life in prison, according to the Justice Department’s release. 17 of the 18 accused are currently in custody. However, the FBI recently tweeted that they are still looking for Casanova.

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