United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian said that Marcel Perry, a/k/a Juxx, a/k/a Jooks, age 23, of Albany, New York, was sentenced on Friday by United States District Court Judge Gary L. Sharpe to 111 months’ incarceration (Perry was facing a sentence of 130 months but received 19 months credit for time already served), five years of supervised release following his release from incarceration, and a $100 special assessment.

This sentence follows Perry's plea of guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge as set forth in count one of a federal indictment relating to the criminal activities of the Original Gangster Killers (OGK) or “Downtown” gang, which operated within the City of Albany.

Perry is the second OGK gang member to be sentenced. He previously had admitted that he was an OGK gang member and conspired with other persons to possess with intent to distribute and distribute cocaine base (crack cocaine) within the Northern District of New York.

Perry's involvement in the narcotics conspiracy involved the possession with intent to distribute and distribution of more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack cocaine). Perry also previously had admitted that on or about November 5, 2003, in the vicinity of Teunis Street, Albany, New York, he possessed for sale a quantity of imitation crack cocaine; and on or about July 28, 2004, in the vicinity of Third Avenue and Clinton Street, Albany, New York, he distributed a quantity of crack cocaine to another individual.

Perry also previously had admitted that he had participated with other gang members in acts of violence. Specifically, on or about March 25, 2007, in the vicinity of Delaware Street, Albany, New York, Perry possessed a firearm and was present with a co-conspirator when another OGK gang member discharged Perry's firearm at another person and wounded him.

This prosecution resulted from a joint investigation conducted by the Office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York; the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Albany Field Division; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the Drug Enforcement Administration, Albany District Office; the City of Albany Police Department; the Albany County Sheriff’s Department; the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Department; the New York State Department of Corrections; the New York State Division of Parole; the New York State Police; the United States Marshal, Northern District of New York, Albany Office; the Albany County District Attorney’s Office; the Rensselaer County District Attorney’s Office; the Town of Guilderland Police Department; the Town of Bethlehem Police Department; and the City of Cohoes Police Department.