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NYC ‘Real Ryte’ gang members sentenced after ‘video game’ like street war with rival ‘Breadgang’ crew

Some “Real Right” gang members have served prison time.

The leader of a Brooklyn-based street gang and two of his henchmen were each sentenced to 10 years in prison for accidentally shooting an innocent pedestrian during a wrong-way car chase, prosecutors said.

Semaj “Bam Bam” Smith, 30, was sentenced to 11 years in prison in Brooklyn Federal District Court on Monday after pleading guilty to organized criminal conspiracy and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.

“Real Right” gang leader Samaj “Bam Bam” Smith was sentenced to 11 years in prison in Brooklyn Federal District Court. U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York

Associate Mark “Terry” Waiters, 26, and Real Right boss Dajan “GeeGee Mulla” McBean, 28, were each sentenced last month to more than 12 years in prison for their roles in an ongoing feud with the rival Bloodgang crew, which is affiliated with the Bloods affiliate 50 Brims, prosecutors said.

“We will not tolerate our communities being turned into video game-like scenes of gang warfare, reckless shootouts and car chases,” said Breon Peace, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

“Today’s sentence shows that individuals who do not get that message, like this defendant, will face lengthy prison sentences.”

According to prosecutors, between 2015 and 2018, Real Right and the Bread Gang were engaged in a street war that included a series of shootings, one of which killed Real Right member Sean Peart.

Mark “Terry” Waiters, 26, was sentenced last month to more than 12 years in prison. U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York

In what appeared to be an attempted retaliation, Smith, McBean and Waiters pursued Bread Gang members through Manhattan, driving down one-way streets in a car the wrong way, authorities said.

Prosecutors say an innocent bystander who was mistaken for a Bread Gang rival was shot but survived.

“The defendants were intent on committing violent crimes on behalf of their gang, with no regard for the danger they posed to the public,” Peace said.

Dajan “GeeGee Mulla” McBean was also sentenced to more than 12 years in prison. U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York

Authorities say the Real Right Crew’s brazen gang members have also been known to commit other violent acts, including murder and assault, and to engage in bank fraud, wire fraud and other crimes.

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