THE BRONX — Members of the Bronx gang Sex Money Murder were hit with murder and racketeering charges on Thursday and could face up to life in prison for their crimes, law enforcement officials said.
Corey "CB" Brown, 37, and Josnel "DO" Rodriguez, 26, stand accused of killing Vincent Davis on July 15, 2012 at 566 Pugsley Ave. in The Bronx to increase their standing in Sex Money Murder, while Christopher "Brabs" Canada, 27, is accused of helping them by getting rid of the murder weapon after Davis was shot, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.
"The Sex, Money, Murder gang has terrorized residents of The Bronx for years with drug dealing, gang violence, and even murder," Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement. "Today’s charges against three alleged members of this notoriously violent gang—possible only because of the work of the FBI and the NYPD—is another step toward keeping our communities free from drugs and gang violence.”
Sex Money Murder operates mainly around housing developments in The Bronx, and from 2011 to 2016, members dealt drugs like cocaine and heroin, and they killed and tried to kill their rivals, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Rodriguez and Brown were taken into custody on Wednesday, but Canada remains at large, officials said. All three defendants face a maximum sentence of life in prison.