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Members of Coney Island street gang indicted for murder, racketeering conspiracy and unlawful use of firearms

Four members and one associate of the West End Enterprise, a street gang based in three apartment complexes in Coney Island, New York, will be arraigned this afternoon in federal court in Brooklyn on an indictment charging them with crimes including murder in aid of racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, unlawful use of firearms, witness tampering and robbery. The 12-count superseding indictment relates to the defendants’ alleged criminal activities between 2011 and 2017. The defendants, Tysheen Cooper, also known as “Billz,” Maurice Washington, also known as “Moe” and “Flaco,” Sharod Liburd, also known as “Pop,” and Gabriale Herbert are scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Lois Bloom. The defendant Michael Liburd, also known as “Mike Mike” and “Mitty,” is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, November 21, 2017, before Magistrate Judge Bloom.

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