MIL-OSI Security: Eleven Members and Associates of Marion Gardens Jersey City Gang Indicted for Racketeering for Roles in Three Murders, Drug Trafficking Activities, and Other Crimes

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Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) State Crime Alerts (c)

NEWARK, N.J. – Eleven members of the Jersey City gang associated with the Marion Gardens Housing Complex were indicted today for their roles in a violent racketeering conspiracy and a drug trafficking conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

The indictment charges Myron Williams, aka “Money,” aka “Tunchi,” 30, of Newark; Khalil Kelley, aka “Billski,” 24, of Jersey City; Herbert Thomas, 48, of Jersey City; Roger Pickett, aka “Zy Gz,” 23, of Jersey City; Andre Alomar, aka “Dre8,” 22, of Newark; Anthony Rogers, aka “MG,” 23, of Jersey City; Naim Richardson, aka “Ninicks,” 30, of Jersey City; Quaseame Wilson, aka “Qua Gz,” 27, of Jersey City; Javon Williams, aka “J45,” 26, of Jersey City; Jawaad Davis, 21, of Jersey City; and Keith Anderson, aka “Beef3,” 21, of Jersey City.

“These charges are the most recent example of this office’s commitment to stopping violent crime in Jersey City and elsewhere in New Jersey. As we continue to demonstrate, we are tirelessly committed to working with our federal, state and local partners to bring to justice those who wreak havoc in our communities by allegedly committing senseless acts of violence. We commend the work of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office’s Gang Intelligence Unit and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.” 

U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger

“The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is committed to utilizing all resources necessary to curb violent crime within our jurisdiction,” Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. “These indictments underscore the importance of working collaboratively with law enforcement at all levels to ensure our communities are safe for everyone. We appreciate our local, state, and federal partners for their efforts in seeing that justice is served in these matters.”

“Acts of gang violence are a grim reminder of why investigating and combatting violent crime is a top priority for ATF and our law enforcement partners,” Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Bryan Miller said. “These charges demonstrate our continued commitment to protecting the public, and that alleged actions like this will not be tolerated. We are dedicated to working with our local and state partners to hold violent offenders accountable and secure the safety of our communities.”

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Myron Williams, Kelley, Pickett, Alomar, Rogers, Richardson, Wilson, Javon Williams, Davis, and Anderson are all members and associates of the neighborhood street gang associated with the Marion Gardens Housing Complex. Since 2020, they have committed numerous acts of violence, including three separate murders, on March 29, 2021, Nov. 20, 2021, and Nov. 1, 2022.

On March 29, 2021, Kelley, Alomar, and other gang members lured a rival gang member outside by sending him Instagram messages pretending to be the victim’s fellow gang member.  When the victim opened the door to his residence, Kelley and Alomar brandished firearms and Kelley shot the victim multiple times in the chest, killing him. Pickett and another gang member then picked up Kelley, Alomar, and the driver of the murder vehicle after they abandoned the murder vehicle in Newark.

On Nov. 20, 2021, Myron Williams, Pickett, and other gang members lured a rival gang member outside by sending him Instagram messages pretending to be the second victim’s fellow gang member. Myron Williams and another gang member shot the victim when he opened the door to his residence.

On Nov. 21, 2022, Davis facilitated the murder of the third victim by coordinating a narcotics transaction with the victim and an associate of the victim. When the victim and his associate arrived at the Marion Gardens Housing Complex to complete the narcotics transaction, Davis robbed the victim’s narcotics supply while Pickett and Wilson held the victim and his associate at gunpoint. After a struggle ensued, Pickett shot and killed the victim while his associate fled. Pickett and Wilson then fled the Marion Gardens Housing Complex in Pickett’s vehicle.

Investigators observed and documented hundreds of narcotics transactions in and around the Marion Gardens Housing Complex during the months-long investigation.   

The investigation revealed that Thomas was the primary supplier of narcotics to the Marion Gardens drug trafficking organization. When Thomas, Myron Williams, Richardson, and Rogers, were arrested on March 17, 2023, they all possessed controlled substances packaged for distribution; Thomas also possessed a loaded firearm and both Myron Williams and Richardson possessed ammunition.

In June 2021, eight other members and associates of the Marion Gardens neighborhood street gang were indicted on racketeering charges, violent crimes in aid of racketeering, drug trafficking, and firearms offenses. 

U.S. Attorney Sellinger credited investigators of the Gang Intelligence Unit of the Major Case Division of Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Esther Suarez and Chief of Detectives James A. Parker, and special agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Bryan Miller, with the investigation leading to the charges. He also thanked investigators of the Jersey City Police Department, under the direction of Director James Shea, for their assistance.

This investigation was conducted as part of the Jersey City Violent Crime Initiative (VCI). The VCI was formed in 2018 by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Jersey City Police Department, for the sole purpose of combatting violent crime in and around Jersey City.  As part of this partnership, federal, state, county, and city agencies collaborate to strategize and prioritize the prosecution of violent offenders who endanger the safety of the community.  The VCI is composed of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the FBI, the ATF, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New Jersey Division, the U.S. Marshals, the Jersey City Police Department, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, New Jersey State Parole, the Hudson County Jail, and the New Jersey State Police Regional Operations and Intelligence Center/Real Time Crime Center.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Desiree Grace, Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division in Newark.

The charges and allegations contained in the superseding indictment are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Count

Defendant

Offense

Maximum Penalties

1

Myron Williams

Roger Pickett

Khalil Kelley

Quaseame Wilson

Javon Williams

Naim Richardson

Andre Alomar

Jawaad Davis

Anthony Rogers

Keith Anderson

RICO Conspiracy

 

Life imprisonment;

$250,000 fine

2

Roger Pickett

Quaseame Wilson

Jawaad Davis

Hobbs Act Robbery

 

20 years’ imprisonment;

$250,000 fine

3

Roger Pickett

Quaseame Wilson

Jawaad Davis

Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence

 

Life imprisonment;

10-year mandatory minimum;

$250,000 fine

4

Roger Pickett

Quaseame Wilson

Jawaad Davis

Causing Death with Use of a Firearm

 

Life imprisonment;

$250,000 fine

5

Myron Williams

Roger Pickett

Khalil Kelley

Quaseame Wilson

Javon Williams

Naim Richardson

Andre Alomar

Jawaad Davis

Anthony Rogers

Keith Anderson

Herbert Thomas

Drug Conspiracy

Life imprisonment;

10-year mandatory minimum;

$10 million fine

6

Myron Williams

Unlawful Possession of Ammunition

 

15 years’ imprisonment;

$250,000 fine

7

Myron Williams

Possession with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances

20 years’ imprisonment;

$1 million fine

8

Herbert Thomas

Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

15 years’ imprisonment;

$250,000 fine

9

Herbert Thomas

Possession with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances

20 years’ imprisonment;

$1 million fine

10

Herbert Thomas

Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking

Life imprisonment;

5-year mandatory minimum;

$250,000 fine

11

Naim Richardson

Unlawful Possession of Ammunition

 

15 years’ imprisonment;

$250,000 fine

12

Naim Richardson

Possession with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances

 

20 years’ imprisonment;

$1,000,000 fine

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