In hopes of getting out and seeing his children, Casanova was denied by bail by Manhattan Federal Magistrate Judge Paul Davison on Thursday (January 28).
The judge said Casanova, real name Caswell Senior, poses a threat to the community and will have to remain behind bars until his trail date. “When you go back to the history and characteristics of this defense … this is a defendant who has, over the last decade, managed to rack up three serious violent felony convictions,” Davison said. “It is quite reasonable to infer that people who cross (Casanova) get hurt.”
Surrendering himself to the police in Manhattan back in December of 2020, Casanova faces a minimum of 15 years in prison and faces charges on firearm possession, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and racketeering conspiracy.
Along with Casanova are 17 others in connection with the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation gang who face charges of murder, attempted murder, racketeering, assault, fraud and more.
“He sits near the very top of a violent organization. He’s one of the top leaders and narcotic suppliers in a large scale operation that was carried out by more junior members of Gorilla Stone,” added Assistant U.S. Attorney Russell Felton who was in favor of denying bail.