US Attorney – Bloods Gang Member Convicted Of Drug-Related Murder

LawFuel – Legal Jobs & Newswire – MICHAEL J. GARCIA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that CHAZ GLYNN, a/k/a “Chaddio,” a/k/a “Bloody Cash,” a member of the Bloods street gang, was found guilty by a jury this morning in Manhattan
federal court of ordering a murder in the Bronx in May 2000. The
victim, Frederick Fowler, who was 32 years old at the time of his
death, had accompanied a friend from Virginia to the Bronx on the
day of the murder for purposes of a drug transaction. The
Honorable JED S. RAKOFF presided over the seven-day trial.

According to the evidence at trial: GLYNN was a member
of the Bloods street gang, also known as the “United Blood
Nation,” or “UBN.” From at least 1999 through late summer 2000,
GLYNN was involved in building up his “set” of the Bloods,
“Gangster Killer Bloods” or “GKB.” OMAR PORTEE, a/k/a “OG Mack,”
the founder of the East Coast Bloods, had returned to the Bronx
from prison in June 1999, and gave GLYNN official control over
the sale of crack cocaine in the vicinity of 166th Street and
Clay Avenue in the Bronx.

In connection with GLYNN’s crack business and his
efforts to increase his authority in the Bloods, GLYNN ordered
two of his underlings –- “soldiers” in the Bloods –- to murder
Fowler and his friend who were waiting in a car at the corner of
Teller Avenue and 169th Street in the Bronx. The intended
victims had given roughly $20,000 to one of GLYNN’s drug
associates approximately one hour before, for the purpose of
buying cocaine from GLYNN’s associate. GLYNN gave his two
soldiers guns and directed them to commit the murder, telling
them that they would get a share of the $20,000. The two Bloods
soldiers approached the car and one of them fired into the back
seat, killing Fowler with multiple gunshot wounds. The other
victim survived, and testified at the trial. The Bloods soldiers
who committed the murder at GLYNN’s behest were 16 and 18 years
old at the time; GLYNN was then 22. The two soldiers have since
been apprehended and pleaded guilty to murder in aid of
racketeering and other charges; their sentences are pending.

In connection with his drug trafficking on Clay Avenue,
GLYNN repeatedly used teenagers, some as young as 14 years old,
to sell his drugs. GLYNN himself was caught selling drugs to an
undercover police officer in May 1999. In September 2000, police
executed a search warrant at GLYNN’s apartment on Clay Avenue,
and recovered two guns, ammunition, drugs, and extensive
materials related to GLYNN’s participation in the Bloods gang,
including photographs of GLYNN wearing gang paraphernalia and
making gang signs, as well as written materials including the
Bloods Constitution, oaths, and codes. GLYNN was arrested at that
time and has since been serving a sentence of 96 months for drug
and gun possession, as well as for the May 1999 sale of crack
cocaine to an undercover officer.

After only three hours of deliberations, the jury
convicted GLYNN of one count of murder in aid of racketeering,
one count of murder in furtherance of a drug trafficking
conspiracy, and one count of murder committed with a firearm. As
a result of the verdict, GLYNN faces a mandatory sentence of life
in prison.

Mr. GARCIA praised the investigative work of the Bureau
of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the New York
City Police Department for their assistance in the investigation,
arrest, and prosecution of GLYNN.
Assistant United States Attorneys JESSICA A. ROTH and
TODD BLANCHE are in charge of the prosecution.
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