A Brooklyn gang member was convicted on Monday by a federal jury for committing multiple armed carjackings.
Dieuverson Caille, along with accomplices robbed victims at gunpoint, kidnapped one of them, and stole their cars and personal items between August of 2020 and June of 2021, according to prosecutors.
After a one-week trial, he was sentenced to 21 years-to-life behind bars.
“The defendant has been convicted of repeatedly using firearms to force innocent victims to give up their cars, confronting them with a terrifying choice of being seriously injured or killed,” said U.S. Attorney, Breon Peace.
Caille has been identified as a member of two gangs: the Eight Tray Crip and Haitian Locc.
During the trial, attorneys presented proof of him approaching a victim driving an Infiniti in Flatbush and carjacking him at gunpoint, before driving the victim to a nearby drive-through ATM where the defendant attempted to force the victim to withdraw money. The victim escaped by jumping out of the car’s window.
In another incident, Caille and several accomplices carjacked a Chevrolet Malibu at gunpoint in Flatbush and attacked a passenger with a firearm, whipping him multiple times on Sept. 3, 2020.
Two months later, Caille, acting alone, with a gun, carjacked a man behind the wheel of a BMW who was working as a rideshare driver in Flatbush. The following day, Caille crashed the car and struck a pedestrian.
On June 20, 2021, Caille and another suspect carjacked the driver of a Porsche at gunpoint in East New York.
At 16, Caille was charged with burglary, grand larceny, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property when he robbed the Chabad Synagogue Beth Menachem Mendel located at 1703 Avenue J in Midwood in 2017.
Him and another man beat up a 53-year-old man in charge of the synagogue, with a rotary cultivator garden tool. They stole a laptop, cellphone, the victim’s wallet with approximately $300 and credit cards and donations that were meant to be given to charity.
“Today’s conviction serves as notice that the use of firearms to terrorize innocent victims will be met with swift and exacting justice,” said Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives special agent-in-charge DeVito.