FBI raids nab 14 gang members with ties to Newburgh and Poughkeepsie

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WHITE PLAINS – A 10-count federal indictment unsealed on Thursday, charges 14 members of the Young Gunnaz (YG) gang including its highest-ranking street leaders with committing various racketeering, narcotics, and firearms offenses.

The indictment includes charges of several assaults with a dangerous weapon in Poughkeepsie and Newburgh by Kashad “Shoca” Sampson.

In addition to serious acts of violence, the gang was also responsible for trafficking large amounts of narcotics across the City of Newburgh and New York State and perpetrating fraud schemes to enrich members of the gang, according to federal authorities.

The charges in the indictment stem from the following acts:

On August 15, 2020, Kashad Sampson, Dallas Archer, John Lalanne, and Raekwon Jackson participated in and facilitated the attempted murder of rival gang members in Poughkeepsie.

On April 27, 2021, Synceri Tatum, Gabriel Roman, and Christopher Tate attempted to rob and shot at a rival drug dealer in Newburgh.

On November 17, 2021, Kashad Sampson, George Delgado, Jasiah Wooten, and Bruce Allen shot at four rival gang members in Newburgh.

On November 10, 2020, John Lalanne robbed a narcotics dealer at gunpoint and discharged his firearm in Newburgh.

From at least 2019 to the present, Kashad Sampson, George Delgado, Gabriel Roman, Jasiah Wooten, Bruce Allen, Syncere Tatum, John Lalanne, Raekwon Jackson, Bashir Mallory, Mekhi McDonald, Christopher Tate, Kristopher Burgess Cunningham, and Dejon Scott, all members of the “YG” gang, participated in a conspiracy to distribute a substantial amount of narcotics, including crack cocaine, heroin, Oxycodone, marijuana, and Promethazine HCL mixed with Codeine, commonly known as “lean.”  These individuals also possessed numerous firearms in connection with this narcotics conspiracy, according to authorities.

Sampson, 23, Delgado, 23, Roman, 23, Archer, 25, Allen, 24, Tatum, 22, Lalanne, 23, Mallory, 19, McDonald, 19, Tate, 19, and Cunningham, 28, were all arrested Wednesday and appeared in federal court on Thursday.

Wooten, 24, Jackson, 22, and Scott, 27, have not been apprehended, according to authorities.

The charges for the defendants and the potential prison sentences are as follows:

COUNT DEFENDANT(S) MAX. AND MIN. POTENTIAL PENALTIES
Count One: Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering KASHAD SAMPSON

DALLAS ARCHER

GABRIEL ROMAN

GEORGE DELGADO

JASIAH WOOTEN

BRUCE ALLEN

BASHIR MALLORY

CHRISTOPHER TATE

JOHN LALANNE

RAEKWON JACKSON

SYNCERE TATUM

MEKHI MCDONALD

KRISTOPHER BURGESS CUNNINGHAM

DEJON SCOTT

20 years in prison

 

Count Two: Attempted Murder and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon in Aid of Racketeering

 

KASHAD SAMPSON

DALLAS ARCHER

JOHN LALANNE

RAEKWON JACKSON

20 years in prison
Count Three:  Possession and Discharge of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence

 

KASHAD SAMPSON

DALLAS ARCHER

JOHN LALANNE

RAEKWON JACKSON

Life in prison; Mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison to run consecutive to any other sentence imposed

 

Count Four: Assault with a Dangerous Weapon in Aid of Racketeering

 

SYNCERE TATUM

GABRIEL ROMAN

CHRISTOPHER TATE

20 years in prison
Count Five: Possession and Discharge of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence

 

 

SYNCERE TATUM

GABRIEL ROMAN

CHRISTOPHER TATE

Life in prison; Mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison to run consecutive to any other sentence imposed

 

Count Six: Assault with a Dangerous Weapon in Aid of Racketeering

 

KASHAD SAMPSON

GEORGE DELGADO

JASIAH WOOTEN

BRUCE ALLEN

20 years in prison
Count Seven: Hobbs Act Robbery JOHN LALANNE 20 years in prison
Count Eight: Possession and Discharge of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence

 

 

JOHN LALANNE Life in prison; Mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison to run consecutive to any other sentence imposed

 

Count Nine: Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances

 

KASHAD SAMPSON

GABRIEL ROMAN

GEORGE DELGADO

JASIAH WOOTEN

BRUCE ALLEN

BASHIR MALLORY

CHRISTOPHER TATE

JOHN LALANNE

RAEKWON JACKSON

SYNCERE TATUM

MEKHI MCDONALD

KRISTOPHER BURGESS CUNNINGHAM

DEJON SCOTT

Life in prison; Mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison
Count Ten: Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime

 

 

KASHAD SAMPSON

GABRIEL ROMAN

GEORGE DELGADO

JASIAH WOOTEN

BRUCE ALLEN

BASHIR MALLORY

CHRISTOPHER TATE

JOHN LALANNE

RAEKWON JACKSON

SYNCERE TATUM

MEKHI MCDONALD

KRISTOPHER BURGESS CUNNINGHAM

DEJON SCOTT

Life in prison; Mandatory minimum of five years in prison to run consecutive to any other sentence imposed