City Man Sentenced to 89 Months in Street Gang Case
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 • 3:38pm
NEWARK, NJ - A 26-year old Paterson man who authorities say is a member of the Bloods street gang was sentenced on Wednesday to 89 months in prison for his role in a racketeering conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Michael McCloud, who is also known as Ike Brim, had previously pleaded guilty before
U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler to one count of an indictment that charged him with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).
The U.S. Attorney’s press release said McCloud, a member of the Fruit Town Brims (FTB) set of the Bloods, admitted to selling crack cocaine to an undercover officer on August 30, 2006, together with two other members of the gang.
McCloud also admitted to participating in two robberies in Paterson in 2006, according to the press release. McCloud was involved in the robbery of a dice game in Paterson, in which a co-conspirator used an AK-47 and the gang members took controlled substances, cell phones, and money. He also conspired with other FTB members to commit a robbery, also involving a gun, in retaliation for the shooting of an FTB member by a member of a rival gang, the press release said
In addition to the prison term, Judge Chesler sentenced McCloud to three years of