Brooklyn rapper Casanova has pleaded guilty in a federal racketeering case, Rolling Stone reports. The artist, real name Caswell Senior, admitted to one count of “conspiring to conduct and participate in the conduct of the affairs of a criminal enterprise through a pattern of racketeering activity” and another count of “conspiring to distribute over 100 kilograms of marijuana.” He is facing a maximum prison sentence of 60 years for the two charges, with a mandatory minimum sentence of five years.
Sentencing is scheduled to take place on December 6. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York has said that Casanoba had a “leadership role” in the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation Bloods Gang.
He admitted to participation in marijuana trafficking and a 2018 robbery as well as shooting at someone “with whom he was having a gambling dispute” at a Florida party in July 2020.
Casanova’s lawyer, James Kousouros, told reporters that previous charges of attempted murder and assault with a dangerous weapon were dismissed prior to the trial.Read more on thefader.com