2010-11-05 / Front Page

Bloods Leaders Plead Guilty

By Howard Schwach

A reputed leader of the Far Rockaway set of the Bloods gang pled guilty last week to trafficking in cocaine and illegal firearms possession, while one of his high-ranking assistants in the street gang also pleaded guilty to weapon charges.


Queens District Attorney Richard Brown identified the two defendants as Robert (“Dead Eye”) Baley, 32, of 439 Beach 54 Street, and Akeem (“AK”) Addison, 29, of 8100 Shore Front Parkway.

Brown said, “The conviction of these two defendants is a major blow to the Bloods street gang and helps reinforce the message that law enforcement has no tolerance for those who terrorize the very communities in which they live and who often harm innocent individuals caught in the crossfire of their criminal activities.”

Baley, the alleged Bloods leader at the Edgemere Houses, a NYCHA housing development, and an aspiring rapper who calls himself the “Crown King of FR” and “The Boss of Far Rock” in his lyrics, appeared yesterday before Acting Queens Supreme Court Justice Barry Kron and pled guilty to one count of second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Addison, who is an alleged Bloods lieutenant, also appeared before Justice Kron and entered a plea of guilty to attempted second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Brown said that, according to the court’s indictment, Baley possessed cocaine between August 1, 2006, and September 19, 2007, and was in possession of an illegal .45 caliber handgun. Addison was arrested in June 2007, for possessing a loaded silver .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun.

According to several rap websites, Baley worked as a bodyguard for Marvin Bernard, known in the rap world as Tony Yoyo, who was recently indicted for assaulting the 14- year-old son of James Rosemond, one of Chris Lighty’s business rivals – purportedly for wearing his dad’s company T-shirt (Czar Entertainment) while walking past the Violator headquarters, which are less than a block away from his father’s office in Manhattan’s Chelsea District.

It is alleged that Baley was present during the assault, where he pulled a gun on the teenager and that he may also be the triggerman in a shooting that occurred in front of WQHT FM (Hot 97) during an argument between Jackson and another rapper.

Sentencing was scheduled for November 19, at which time Justice Kron indicated he would sentence Baley to eight and one-half years in prison and sentence Addison to six years in prison.

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