'Goodfellas' Gang Busted for Allegedly Selling Machine Guns, Other Weapons
MANHATTAN SUPREME COURT — These Goodfellas were rotten to the core, prosecutors allege.
Close to two dozen members of a violent Harlem Street gang that went by the name "Goodfellas" among other names terrorized the neighborhood with a stockpile of illegal weapons including machine guns, the Manhattan District Attorney's office said Friday.
Prosecutors said that the 19 alleged members of the Central Harlem gang — which went by the names “One Twenty-Nine” for the street they operated on or “Goodfellas/The New Dons" — hid guns nearly everywhere, " including in mailboxes, under stoops, in storm drains, and on rooftops."
They were hit with a raft of charges including felony conspiracy, attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon. Tears could be seen streaming down the face of one of the suspects, Shakar "Kar" Barksdale, 18.
The arraignment of the suspects, some of whom are teenagers, comes just days after a jury convicted leaders of a gang that terrorized 137th Street and enlisted former prep school standout Afrika Owes to run guns.
“The members of this street crew need only to look at the recent trial convictions of their counterparts on 137th Street in Central Harlem to know that there are serious consequences for those who seek to possess and sell illegal guns," said District Attorney Cyrus Vance in a statement.
In announcing the arrests, Vance said that Manhattan has been plagued by gun violence this year.
“At least 162 people have been shot so far this year in Manhattan, 22 of them fatally,” he said.
NYPD detectives and FBI special agents recovered, intercepted or purchased 15 guns from members of the gang between 2007 and 2011, according to court papers.
Among the weapons allegedly sold by suspect Darnell Wynt, 22, were a TEC-9 machine pistol and Chinese SKS semiautomatic rifle.
Wynt was also allegedly caught by Virginia deputies running two guns to Manhattan.
And another nine loaded firearms were also recovered during the operation.
Prosecutors say that some of the guns were used in shootings in Manhattan and that the suspects kept the weapons to "engage in armed conflict with rival Harlem gangs."
Hodean Graham, 18, who went by the street name "Gotti Twin," and Willie Moore, 17, who went by the name "Too Wild Willie," were charged with attempted murder and assault along with weapons and conspiracy charges for allegedly firing on a rival gang member.
Other defendants, including Graham's twin brother Kadean, charged with conspiracy or criminal possession of a weapon include:
Andrew "Drew Banger" Henry, 23, Leon Stuckey, 19, who went by the names "Man" and "Nasty," Cordero "Curt" Bailey, 23, Christopher "ATL" Washington, 22, Theodore "Tinky" Drayton, 18, Kemmeth "Little V" Ludovic, 17, Marvin "Marv" Baker, 19, Cody Evans, 18, Anthony "Ant Live" Minor, 25, Daniel "Danny Boy" Fredricks, 20 and Jaquan "Uno" McCall, 17.