Bronx Gang Member Sentenced To 37 Years For Racketeering, Narcotics Conspiracy, And Murder

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Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that ROBERT WILSON, a/k/a “RO,” a/k/a “Sin,” a member of a racketeering enterprise known as the Stevenson Commons Crew, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman to 37 years in prison.  WILSON previously pled guilty to participating in a racketeering conspiracy, narcotics conspiracy, and a firearms offense.  Co-defendant KEVIN CROSBY, a/ka/ “Sama,” was previously sentenced to 25 years in prison, and co-defendant MARQUIS YOHANIS, a/k/a “DG,” was previously sentenced to over 24 years in prison.  Co-defendant YEFREL BRITO, a/k/a “Mini,” is scheduled to be sentenced on December 7, 2022.

U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said: “For years, Robert Wilson filled the Soundview neighborhood of the Bronx with drugs and violence.  He then helped plan and execute the cold-blooded murder of Nelson Ramos in January 2019.  Today, Wilson was rightly sentenced to 37 years in prison for these horrific crimes.  We thank our law enforcement partners at the New York City Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, and the New York City Department of Investigation for their outstanding work pursuing justice for Mr. Ramos and his family.”

According to the allegations in the Indictment and other filings and statements made in court:

WILSON is a member of a racketeering enterprise known as the Stevenson Commons Crew.  In order to fund the enterprise, protect and expand its interests, and promote its standing, members and associates of the Stevenson Commons Crew committed, conspired, attempted, and threatened to commit acts of violence against rival gangs, including murder and robbery; conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute narcotics; and obtained, possessed, and used firearms, including by brandishing and discharging them. 

On September 13, 2018, WILSON and others carried out a robbery, during which WILSON and others repeatedly punched, kicked, and stomped on the victim, causing serious physical injuries to the victim.

On January 6, 2019, WILSON and others helped plan and carry out a shooting, which resulted in the death of Nelson Ramos in the vicinity of 800 Soundview Avenue in the Bronx, New York.

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In addition to the prison term, Judge Furman sentenced WILSON, 31, of the Bronx, New York, to five years of supervised release.

Mr. Williams praised the outstanding investigative work of the New York City Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, and the New York City Department of Investigation.

The prosecution is being handled by the Office’s Violent and Organized Crime Unit.   Assistant U.S. Attorneys Andrew K. Chan, Justin V. Rodriguez, Emily A. Johnson, and Jun Xiang are in charge of the prosecution.