While pleading guilty to racketeering plots and drug trafficking, Brooklyn-born rapper Casanova (pictured) admitted to shooting a man over a gambling dispute. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Rapper Casanova – real name Caswell Senior – has admitted in federal court that he shot a man over a gambling dispute in Florida 2020. The 35-year-old father revealed the shooting on Wednesday while also pleading guilty to racketeering and drug-trafficking plots before the US . District Judge Philip M.
The US Attorney’s SDNY Twitter account posted to confirm the news on Wednesday:
According to a Department of Justice press release, Senior’s crimes stem from his leadership role in the outcast Gorilla Stone gang in New York City, Florida and Westchester County. The Brooklyn native was one of 18 Gorilla Stone members indicted in 2020 in the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization case.
He faces up to 60 years in prison
Senior also admitted to participating in a New York City burglary in August 2018, and conspiring to smuggle more than 100 kilograms of marijuana. He is the 13th Bloods gang member to plead guilty and faces a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison.
according to Ministry of Justice press release, a party in Florida attended by other members of the Gorilla Stone turned obnoxious when Senior aimed his gun at a man after a gambling altercation, causing him serious bodily injury. The rapper’s behavior prompted other partygoers to unleash multiple firearms.
SDNY US attorney Damian Williams said that “a masterful artist and recording artist” had a supervisory and working role at Gorilla Stone. “The adult was active […] A participant in foolish gang violence, including the Miami shooting and contributing to the robbery of a Manhattan restaurant.
Facing rap again
Senior spent eight years in prison, including time on Riker Island. However, he could be in line for much more on December 6, when the verdict was due to be delivered by Judge Halpern. The minimum prison sentence is five years for both counts, on which the rapper pleaded guilty.
The rapper piled abuse on the floor person
Senior makes news of past gambling exploits. While playing poker at MGM National Harbor in Maryland in 2018, the rapper piled abuse onto a person on the floor, accusing him of racism. He also claimed that he lost $15,000 in poker and asked for his money back, as YouTube footage at the time showed: