December 10, 2018
Contact: Erin Mulvey
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Father and son members of Nineties Crew Gang in Brooklyn convicted of racketeering and drug distribution
BROOKLYN, NY – Following eight days of trial, a federal jury in Brooklyn today returned guilty verdicts against Tammeco Cargill and his father, Winston Cargill, convicting them of racketeering and racketeering conspiracy, including predicate acts of distribution and possession of marijuana and passport fraud. When sentenced by United States District Judge Raymond J. Dearie, Tammeco Cargill and Winston Cargill each face up to 20 years’ imprisonment.
U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Richard P. Donoghue, DEA New York Field Division Special Agent in Charge Ray P. Donovan, and New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill announced the verdicts.
“Nineties Crew members Tammeco Cargill and his father Winston Cargill have been held to account for the drug crimes inflicted on their neighborhood,” said U.S. Attorney Donoghue. “I commend our prosecutors, the DEA special agents and the NYPD detectives for their outstanding work in this case.”
“This trial demonstrated the scope of the Cargills’ drug operation and this conviction is a testament to the diligent work by U.S. Attorney’s Office EDNY and the DEA’s New York Division, Group D-22,” said Special Agent in Charge Donovan.
Winston Cargill and Tammeco Cargill were long-standing members of the Nineties Crew, a Brooklyn-based street gang that between January 2003 and December 2014 operated as a criminal enterprise in the Flatbush and Canarsie neighborhoods of Brooklyn. The gang engaged in marijuana trafficking, earning hundreds of thousands of dollars, operating numerous stash houses and using firearms. Winston Cargill and Tammeco Cargill also fraudulently procured United States passports in order to travel back and forth from Jamaica as part of their criminal scheme.
The government’s case is being handled by the Office’s International Narcotics and Money Laundering Section. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Hiral Mehta and Ryan Harris are in charge of the prosecution.
Brooklyn, New York
Winston Cargill (also known as “Pops”)
Brooklyn, New York
E.D.N.Y. Docket No. 17-CR-330 (RJD)