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15 gangsters accused of plotting violent crimes on social media

Mon, April 13, 2015 2:49 PM | NYGIA (Administrator)

Fifteen alleged gang members were charged with everything from attempted murder to conspiracy after the clan allegedly plotted vicious crimes via social media, prosecutors said Wednesday.

The Lyman Bosses, a violent Bronx based gang, was being probed by the District Attorney’s office and the NYPD as they monitored their Facebook interactions where the thugs often posted about targeting rival gangs, sources said.

The youngest of those arrested was 17-year-old Fabian Johnson who was charged with conspiracy, robbery and assault, according to an official press release from the District Attorney’s office.

Daquan Carrasco,18, also known as Day Day Lyman, was slapped with charges of attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a firearm, and criminal possession of a weapon, records show.

Ten of the 15 gang members face conspiracy charges.

Seven of the thugs were already in police custody for prior offenses, including a March 1 robbery, where the violent teens assaulted a food delivery man and swiped his cell phone and cash, sources said.

The remaining eight men were rounded up during a raid conducted by the NYPD’s 42nd Precinct early Wednesday morning.

Some of gang affiliates have whacky nicknames like ‘Sal Capone’ and ‘Mal Pacino.’

“This investigation is an example of law enforcement addressing the violence caused by street crews such as the Lyman Gang whose reckless actions affect the quality of life of the residents where they operate,” said Police Commissioner William J. Bratton.

“I want to thank the members of the 42nd Precinct and the Bronx District Attorney’s Office for bringing these alleged crew members to justice,” he added.

Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson said, ” “This kind of violence is senseless, and it is our office’s goal, along with that of the NYPD, to make sure that guns are taken off the streets, and those wrongdoers who would use guns or other means to threaten the safety of law abiding citizens, are targeted by our investigations.”

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