Gillard’s lengthy sentence stems from a handful of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) charges handed down by the state of New York in December 2020. Among the 18 men charged was the Roc Nation recording artist, Casanova. Approximately six months after being charged and arrested, Casanova pleaded guilty to charges involving a Florida shooting in 2020, a New York robbery in 2018 and cannabis trafficking.
Casanova has remained in custody since his arrest in 2020 and is expected to be sentenced in December. The New York rapper could be sentenced to up to 60 years in prison. However, federal prosecutors are reportedly seeking a sentence of anywhere between 20 and 24 years in prison.