OGK Gang Members Sentencing
Eighth and Ninth OGK Defendants Sentenced, Receive 77 and 78 Months’ Additional Incarceration in Federal Racketeering Case
|U.S. Attorney’s Office July 06, 2011|
United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian announced today that CHARLES THOMPSON, a/k/a Chuck and Bula, age 25, and JUSTIN GADDY, a/k/a J-Black, age 24, both of Albany, New York, were sentenced today by United States District Court Judge Gary L. Sharpe. THOMPSON was sentenced to 77 months’ incarceration (THOMPSON was facing a sentence of 84 months but received seven months credit for time already served) and five years of supervised release following his release from incarceration. GADDY was sentenced to 78 months’ incarceration and five years of supervised release following his release from incarceration. This sentence follows their pleas of guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge as set forth in count one of a federal indictment relating to the criminal activities of the ORIGINAL GANGSTER KILLERS (OGK) or “Downtown” gang, which operated within the City of Albany.
THOMPSON is the eighth and GADDY is the ninth OGK gang member to be sentenced. Both THOMPSON and GADDY previously had admitted that they were OGK gang members and had both conspired with other persons to possess with intent to distribute and distribute crack cocaine within the Northern District of New York. THOMPSON and GADDY’s involvement in the narcotics conspiracy involved the possession with intent to distribute and distribution of more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack cocaine).
This prosecution resulted from a joint investigation conducted by the Office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York; the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Albany Field Division; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives; the Drug Enforcement Administration, Albany District Office; the City of Albany Police Department; the Albany County Sheriff’s Department; the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Department; the New York State Department of Corrections; the New York State Division of Parole; the New York State Police; the United States Marshal, Northern District of New York, Albany Office; the Albany County District Attorney’s Office; the Rensselaer County District Attorney’s Office; the Town of Guilderland Police Department; the Town of Bethlehem Police Department; and the City of Cohoes Police Department.
William C. Pericak, Deputy Criminal Chief
Carlos A. Moreno, Assistant United States Attorney