Rollin’ 60s Neighborhood Crips Gang Member Sentenced for Racketeering Activities
A 22-year-old gang affiliate receives a 12-year federal prison sentence for participating in violent crimes and drug distribution.
MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Tre Byrd, known by aliases “Bands” and “G Bandz,” a confirmed member of the Rollin’ 60s Neighborhood Crips, has been sentenced to 144 months in prison for his involvement in a racketeering conspiracy. U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton delivered the sentence today, marking a significant conviction under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act in Newark federal court.
Byrd's criminal activities spanned from 2015 through September 22, 2022, where he actively engaged in the gang's operations across New Jersey, contributing to acts of violence and controlled substance distribution. Notably, in March 2019, Byrd collaborated with fellow gang members to execute a rival gang member in Irvington, New Jersey. Additionally, in June 2020, Byrd participated in an armed robbery in Newark, further underscoring the dangerous nature of his gang affiliation.
Following his prison term, Byrd will be subject to five years of supervised release, a phase of reintegration that underscores the justice system’s commitment to monitoring and rehabilitating convicted felons.
This case and Byrd's sentencing underscore the relentless efforts of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in dismantling organized crime. Special acknowledgment was given to the DEA, IRS-Criminal Investigation, ATF, U.S. Marshals Service, and police departments across Essex County and beyond for their collaborative work leading to Byrd’s conviction. The comprehensive investigation drew on resources from the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF), showcasing a unified approach to combat high-level criminal operations that significantly threaten public safety and national security.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Francesca Liquori, representing the government in this case, highlighted the conviction as a testament to the efficacy of the multi-agency, intelligence-driven prosecutorial strategy employed by the OCDETF. This sentencing not only represents a victory for the law enforcement community but also signals a strong message to members of criminal organizations about the severe consequences of engaging in racketeering activities.
As the community reflects on this sentence, there is renewed hope for a decrease in gang-related violence and drug trafficking within New Jersey, emphasizing the importance of ongoing vigilance and cooperation among law enforcement agencies at all levels.