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Casanova pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and drug charges as a leader of the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation gang in U.S. District Court in White Plains on Wednesday (May 11).

As part of a plea deal, the 35-year-old rapper, whose legal name is Caswell Senior, admitted to shooting someone at a party in Florida in 2020 over a gambling dispute. 

Casanova also admitted to participating in a robbery in Manhattan in which a member of his entourage choked a woman unconscious after she took a photo of him. 

He also pleaded guilty to conspiring to move more than 100 kilograms of weed, racketeering, and narcotics charges. 

On December 1, 2020, federal prosecutors revealed Casanova was one of 18 alleged Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation Gang members indicted in a sprawling drug conspiracy case.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said:

Like 12 of his co-defendants, Caswell Senior, an accomplished recording artist, and performer, now stands convicted of playing a leadership role in Gorilla Stone, a particularly violent Bloods gang that operates throughout New York and across the country.

In addition to his supervisory role, Senior was an active, hands-on participant in the gang’s senseless violence.

As part of Casanova’s plea deal, prosecutors will recommend a sentencing range between 15 to 20 years in prison, with a mandatory minimum of five years.

However, judges in the federal court system do not have to follow sentencing recommendations in plea deals. 

Under the law, Casanova faces a max sentence of 60 years in prison. 

His sentencing is scheduled for December 6, 2022.

Sources: NY Daily News & Rolling Stone