There will be a press conference today in White Plains to announce federal criminal charges against 31 members and associates of two rival street gangs in Poughkeepsie. The charges include the murders of Caval Haylett in March 2016 and Daquell LeBlanc in December 2012, as well as racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, attempted murder, narcotics, and firearms offenses. Relevant charging documents are attached.
WHO: Joon H. Kim, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York
William F. Sweeney, Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
William V. Grady, Dutchess County District Attorney
Thomas Pape, Chief of the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department
WHAT: Press Conference
WHEN: Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York, White Plains Division
300 Quarropas Street
Third Floor Library
White Plains, NY
CONTACT: James Margolin, Dawn Dearden, Nicholas Biase
NOTE: Please silence all cell phones, PDAs, and pagers before start of press conference.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Southern District of New York