Delvalle Crew Ran Crack Trade Inside Bronx Houses
BRONX– The leader of a drug crew gunned down a rival inside a Bronx elevator. The leader of the Delvalle crew was sentenced to 13 years for his part in the murder.
Geoffrey S. Berman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that DANIEL DELVALLE, a/k/a “BD,” a/k/a “Danny,” 31, was sentenced by United States District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald to a term of 156 months in prison for his participation in the murder of Kenya Miller, 26, on June 29, 2010. The sentence imposed by Judge Buchwald will be served consecutively to the 120-month prison term imposed on DELVALLE on June 4, 2014, by United States District Judge William H. Pauley III, for DELVALLE’s participation in a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine.
United States Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said: “Daniel Delvalle was responsible for the murder of 26-year-old Kenya Miller. As a result of that horrible and senseless crime, he will spend 23 years in prison. We thank our law enforcement partners for their outstanding efforts, and we will continue to work with them to keep our communities safe.”
According to the Indictment, and other documents filed in the case, as well as statements made during the sentencing proceedings:
Between approximately 2006 and 2012, two rival drug crews based their operations in and around the E. Roberts Moore Houses (the “Moore Houses”) in the vicinity of Cauldwell and Concord Avenues in the Bronx, New York. One such crew was headed by DELVALLE. Members of the DELVALLE crew primarily sold crack cocaine supplied to them by DELVALLE.
Members of the DELVALLE crew also possessed and used firearms in order to protect themselves and their drug territory, and they were responsible for a number of drug-related shootings in the area.
On June 29, 2010, Miller was killed by a member of the DELVALLE crew (“CC-1”). Miller’s murder was ordered by DELVALLE, who had been upset with Miller for allegedly assaulting members of the DELVALLE crew. As a result, on the day of the murder, when DELVALLE saw Miller in the vicinity of the Moore Houses, DELVALLE told CC-1, in substance and in part, to retrieve a firearm and to kill Miller.
CC-1 followed those instructions: CC-1 retrieved a gun belonging to the DELVALLE crew, followed Miller into an apartment building, and then shot Miller several times in an elevator.
Mr. Berman praised the work of the New York City Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The case is being handled by the Office’s Violent and Organized Crime Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Justina Geraci and Matthew Laroche are in charge of the prosecution.