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March 26, 2015

Eleven Defendants Indicted on Drug and Gun Charges in Schenectady

ALBANY, NY—Eleven defendants were arrested today on federal felony charges arising out of the sale of cocaine base (crack) and firearms in and around Schenectady, New York, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Andrew W. Vale, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Delano A. Reid. The charges are set forth in nine indictments that were unsealed this afternoon in federal court in Albany. The defendants were arrested this morning, arraigned before United States Magistrate Judge Christian F. Hummel, and detained pending detention hearings which are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday of next week.

These charges are the result of a joint investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Schenectady District Attorney’s Office, the Schenectady Police Department, the New York State Department of Corrections, the New York National Guard Counter-Drug Task Force, the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, and the Office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York.

United States Attorney Hartunian said, “I want to commend our local, state and federal law enforcement partners for their tireless efforts in bringing about these arrests today. This case serves as a strong message that we will vigorously pursue and prosecute all those who endanger our neighborhoods though the distribution of illegal drugs and illegal firearm activity.”

Special Agent in Charge Vale stated, “Today’s arrests are clear evidence of the success of law enforcement partnerships. Schenectady neighborhoods, as well as the Greater Capital Region, are safer now than they were just hours ago. This investigation reflects our collective dedication to deterring illegal drug and firearm activity, and we will continue to actively identify individuals throughout the area who are involved in such criminal acts.”

Special Agent in Charge Reid said, “I am extremely gratified with today’s arrests. The public—including the criminal element—must really appreciate how effective law enforcement can be once it focuses its resources on those violating the law. While each of our partners brings their own specialized expertise to the table in cases such as this, it is only through an open and collaborative effort that we can achieve these impressive results.”

The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Sean O’Dowd and Kofi Sansculotte and Special Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer M. Assini from the Schenectady County District Attorney’s Office.

Defendants Charged

NAMEAGERESIDENCECHARGESPOTENTIAL TERMS OF IMPRISONMENT

Kareem Thompson, a/k/a Gorilla

32

Schenectady

Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack

Possession with intent to distribute crack (2 counts)

Maximum: Life

Mandatory minimum: 10 years

Assan Allah, a/k/a Jamel Campbell, a/k/a Just

47

Schenectady

Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack

Possession with intent to distribute crack (2 counts)

Maximum: Life

Mandatory minimum: 10 years

Darrel Irving-Anderson, a/k/a Lil’D

23

Schenectady

Possession with intent to distribute crack (2 counts)

Maximum: 40 years

Mandatory minimum: five years

Leryco Hayes, a/k/a Big Bro

44

Schenectady

Possession with intent to distribute crack (2 counts)

Maximum: 40 years

Mandatory minimum: five years

Kathlynne Marable, a/k/a Kat

28

Albany

Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack

Maximum: 20 years

Charles McCormick, Jr., a/k/a C

21

Schenectady

Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack

Maximum: 20 years

Barrington Mordaunt, a/k/a Bigz

51

Schenectady

Possession with intent to distribute crack (3 counts)

Maximum: Life

Mandatory minimum: 10 years

Autumn Saglimbeni

29

Schenectady

Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack

Maximum: 20 years

Richel Skokan, a/k/a Shel, a/k/a Sheryl

38

Schenectady

Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack

Maximum: 20 years

Sharma Sukdeo, a/k/a Andrew

20

Valley Stream, L.I.

Dealing firearms without a license

Maximum: five years

Jayquan Tomer, a/k/a Killer

23

Schenectady

Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack

Possession with intent to distribute crack (3 counts)

Maximum: Life

Mandatory minimum: 10 years

The charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

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