Brooklyn-born rapper Casanova has pleaded guilty to federal racketeering and drug charges, and is now facing between 5 and 60 years in prison.
According to NBC 4 New York, the Brooklyn-born rapper pleaded guilty Wednesday, to multiple felony charges in his years-long federal racketeering case. Casanova—born Caswell Senior—allegedly admitted to his involvement in a July 2020 shooting in Florida, and an August 2018 robbery in New York City. The 35-year-old also confessed to trafficking more than 100 kilograms of marijuana while leading the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation Bloods Gang in Westchester County, New York City, and Florida.
News of the plea comes more than 17 months after Casanova and 17 others were indicted on federal gang charges. In 2020, he addressed his legal issues in a video posted on social media. “As you already know, I’m fighting serious charges right now but I’m innocent, that’s one,” he said. “Two, I’ve been fighting my whole life so I can do this.”
In the video above, DJ Akademiks speaks on why Casanova had to take the plea deal after being snitched on. Infamous hip hop artist, Tekashi 6ix9ine, who is also known for snitching, gives his thoughts on the situation. Hassan Campbell also provides commentary on the recent developments that have shocked the New York hip hop community.