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New Jersey Gang Member Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Mistaken Identity Murder

U.S. Attorney’s Office June 08, 2012
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NEWARK—Emmanuel Jones, a set leader in the Fruit Town and Brick City Brims set of the Bloods street gang, was sentenced today to 360 months in prison for murdering an innocent teenager in a case of mistaken identity in July 2004 and conspiring to murder a rival gang member in October 2006 as part of a racketeering conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Jones, 28, a/k/a “Killer E,” a/k/a “Killer,” a/k/a “Emo,” of Jersey City, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler to one count of a second superseding indictment filed against him in January 2011, which charged him with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Judge Chesler imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Jones admitted that he was responsible for a July 19, 2004 murder that occurred in Jersey City. Jones stated that along with co-defendant Torien Brooks, 31, of Paterson, New Jersey, a/k/a “B.G.,” a/k/a “T-Bird,” a/k/a “Reek Boy,” he shot and killed a person they believed was responsible for an earlier shooting of a fellow gang member but was actually an innocent teenager identified in court documents as “M.T.” Three other bystanders were hit by stray bullets during the incident. Jones was previously indicted by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office for the murder.

Jones also admitted that he was responsible for conspiring to murder a rival gang member in October 2006 while they were both incarcerated in the Hudson County Jail. As part of that dispute, Jones ordered other members of the Fruit Town and Brick City Brims to kill the rival gang member, identified in court documents as “C.C..” As a result of Jones’ order, C.C. was struck with a broom handle, causing him to fall down a flight of stairs in the jail.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Chesler sentenced Jones to five years of supervised release and ordered him to pay $11,815 in restitution.

On June 5, 2012, Brooks was sentenced to 362 months in prison, five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $11, 815 in restitution.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael B. Ward; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Matthew W. Horace; law enforcement officers from the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Frank X. Schillari; the Paterson Police Department, under the direction of Chief James F. Wittig; and the Jersey City Police Department, under the direction of Director Samuel Jefferson; and Chief Thomas J. Comey with the investigation leading to today’s sentence.

He also thanked the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Edward J. De Fazio; the Newark Police Department, under the direction of Acting Police Director Samuel DeMaio; the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Acting Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray; the Special Operations Division’s National Gang Targeting, Enforcement, and Coordination Center, under the direction of Director John Sieder; the New Jersey Department of Corrections, under the direction of Commissioner Gary M. Lanigan; and the New Jersey State Police, under the direction of Col. Rick Fuentes, Superintendent, for their important roles.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Melissa Jampol, Lisa Colone, and Robert Frazer of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Organized Crime/Gangs Unit in Newark.