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Rollin’ 60s Neighborhood Crips Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Racketeering and Firearms Offenses

Federal Court in Newark Witnesses Gang Member's Admission to Serious Charges

NEWARK, N.J. – Amir Warden, known by the aliases “Stamps” and “Killa,” a 31-year-old member of the Rollin’ 60s Neighborhood Crips gang, has entered a guilty plea for his involvement in a racketeering conspiracy and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger confirmed that Warden's plea was made on February 22, 2024, before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton, marking a significant development in the federal efforts to combat organized crime and violence.

Warden admitted to two counts of a superseding indictment that outlined his crimes, including participation in a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) conspiracy and possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon. This plea sheds light on the broader criminal activities conducted by the Rollin’ 60s Neighborhood Crips, a gang known for its violent acts and distribution of controlled substances across the District of New Jersey and beyond.

From 2015 to September 22, 2022, Warden not only engaged in the distribution of controlled substances, including heroin on August 19, 2019, but also held a leadership role within the criminal enterprise. His illegal possession of weapons was confirmed on September 29, 2022, when he was found with three loaded firearms, three high-capacity drum magazines, and approximately 1,300 rounds of ammunition, despite his status as a convicted felon.

The severity of these offenses has led to a potential maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for the racketeering conspiracy charge, and a maximum of 15 years in prison along with a fine of up to $250,000 for the firearms charge. Warden's sentencing is scheduled for June 25, 2024, where the consequences of his actions will be formally addressed.

The guilty plea is the culmination of extensive investigative efforts by various agencies, including the DEA, IRS-Criminal Investigation, ATF, and numerous local law enforcement departments. U.S. Attorney Sellinger highlighted the collaborative work of these agencies in leading to Warden's plea, underscoring the commitment to disrupting and dismantling high-level criminal organizations that pose a threat to the safety and security of the United States.

This case is part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) program, which employs a coordinated, multi-agency approach to target and eliminate the operations of high-level criminal enterprises. Assistant U.S. Attorney Francesca Liquori of the Special Prosecutions Unit represents the government in this case, emphasizing the ongoing dedication to prosecuting those who engage in organized crime and violence, thus endangering communities across New Jersey and the nation.

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