Three reputed Yonkers gang members were sentenced Thursday to decades in prison for drug trafficking and a series of armed robberies, one of which included the killing of a drug dealer.
U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel, in federal court in White Plains, sentenced the three alleged members of the Elm Street Wolves to a combined 210 years. Gregory Fuller, 25, received a sentence of 100 years. Davon Young, 23, was sentenced to 65 years. Thomas Chambliss, 24, was sentenced to 45 years.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said justice was served.
"These defendants will serve substantial prison sentences as a result of their participation in a brutal murder and other serious crimes," he said. He added that "drug dealing and gang violence will not be tolerated" in Yonkers or the rest of the district.
Federal authorities targeted the Elm Street Wolves in August when FBI agents and Yonkers police swept through Yonkers, charging 65 reputed members of the Wolves and the Cliff Street Gangsters with crimes including drug trafficking and murder.
Fuller, Young and Chambliss were already awaiting sentencing when federal prosecutors unsealed indictments against their alleged fellow gang members on Aug. 9. The three men were convicted by a federal jury in January of conspiring to distribute crack, three armed robberies and the slaying of 22-year-old Tyrone Bergmann.
The robberies all occurred in a 10-day period in January 2008. Fuller and Young used a shotgun to pull off a Jan. 4 robbery of a drug dealer inside an apartment on Orchard Street. They got away with $600.
On Jan. 14, Fuller and Chambliss used a semiautomatic handgun to rob another crack dealer on Prospect Street.
Later that night, the three men robbed Bergmann, a drug dealer, of cocaine during a transaction on Helena Avenue outside the Raleigh Valentine Houses. A shootout erupted, and Young shot and killed Bergmann. Fuller was wounded in the exchange.
After the killing, Chambliss tried to get a witness to the killing not to talk to Yonkers police.