A member of the Bloods street gang, who began using the street name "Gotti" after being exonerated at state trials for attempted murder and murder was sentenced Monday in federal court to 15 years and 10 months on racketeering charges, officials said.
The racketeering charges stemmed from crimes Carl Perryman committed to enhance his position in the gang, said Eastern District federal prosecutors James Miskiewicz and Grace Cucchissi. Perryman, of Rockville Centre, pleaded guilty in August to assault with a dangerous weapon, the shooting of a person he suspected of being an informant, and the shooting of a person he suspected of being a member of the rival Crips gang. Both victims survived their wounds, court papers said.
The suspected member of the rival Crips was identified as Kelly Baldwin, who was shot after he did what was described as a "Crips dance" to taunt members of the Bloods in March 2011 by the Old Mill Court housing complex in Rockville Centre, according to court papers.
The suspected informant was identified in court papers as John Bush, who was shot by Perryman on July 2009, also near the Old Mill Court complex, according to the papers.
Perryman's attorney, Matthew Brissenden, of Garden City, said his client apologized to both victims before he was sentenced Monday in Central Islip by U.S. District Judge Arthur Spatt. Prosecutors Miskiewicz and Cucchissi declined to comment.
Perryman was acquitted in Nassau County Court in 2010 for the Bush shooting, court papers said. In a separate case, he was acquitted in 2009 in Nassau County Court of murdering a man identified as David Baez.
Two witnesses to the Baez killing, who initially tied him to that crime, recanted and testified for Perryman, according to the court papers. Those witnesses were subsequently convicted of perjury and sentenced to jail, the papers said. A third witness did not appear for trial because she had been intimidated by Perryman, the papers said.