September 17, 2014 - Brooklyn, NY - Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, Bryant Andrew Delaremore, a career criminal who committed gun offenses for decades, was sentenced to 234 months in prison following his February 2, 2012, guilty plea to possession of a firearm after having previously been convicted of three violent felonies. The sentence also included a term of supervised release of five years.
The sentence was announced by Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, James J. Hunt, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division, and William J. Bratton, Commissioner, New York City Police Department (NYPD).
“Bryant Andrew Delaremore was a menace to the people of New York City,” stated United States Attorney Lynch. “The brave actions of NYPD officers, DEA agents, and other members of the New York Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Strike Force (OCDETF Strike Force) led to the arrest of this violent felon in possession of a loaded gun. Today, his life as a career criminal has earned him a home in federal prison for the next 19 ½ years.” Ms. Lynch expressed her grateful appreciation to the law enforcement agencies who led the government’s investigation.
In September, 2010, Delaremore planned the robbery of an Internet café in Brooklyn, and acted as the getaway driver, while his two co-conspirators, one brandishing a gun, robbed the café. Thereafter, Delaremore approached the café owner and offered him protection from future robberies for a fee. When the owner refused, Delaremore directed his co-conspirators to fire gunshots into the café, and one co-conspirator fired a round into the café. An NYPD Detective, who was conducting an investigation in the area, observed the shooting and followed the two co-conspirators to an SUV driven by Delaremore. OCDETF Strike Force officers stopped the SUV, arrested Delaremore and his co-conspirators, and recovered a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson semiautomatic pistol from the driver’s seat floor and two other semiautomatic pistols from the co-conspirators. Delaremore’s pistol contained one round in the chamber and multiple rounds in the magazine
Delaremore has been convicted of manslaughter three times for killings occurring during a span of approximately two months in 1989 in Brooklyn. On June 19, 1989, he shot a victim three times, causing death, and was thereafter convicted of attempted manslaughter in the first degree in New York Supreme Court, Kings County. Approximately one month after the previous shooting, on July 28, 1989, Delaremore shot a victim five times in the back, killing him. For that crime, Delaremore was convicted of manslaughter in the first degree in New York Supreme Court, Kings County. Approximately one month later, on August 22, 1989, Delaremore shot a woman to death in front of her five-year-old son. He was convicted of attempted manslaughter in the first degree in New York Supreme Court, Kings County.
Delaremore’s lengthy criminal history also includes New York State convictions for armed robbery, menacing with a firearm, and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Delaremore’s co-conspirators previously were convicted of federal felony charges in the Eastern District of New York.
The sentencing proceedings were held before United States District Judge Sandra L. Townes.
The DEA’s New York Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Strike Force is comprised of agents and officers of the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the New York City Police Department, Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the New York State Police, the U. S. Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Marshals Service, New York National Guard, Office of Foreign Assets Control and the New York Department of Taxation and Finance. The Strike Force is partially funded by the New York/New Jersey High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), which is a federally funded crime fighting initiative.
The government’s case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Justin D. Lerer and Richard M. Tucker.
BRYANT ANDREW DELAREMORE
Corona, New York
EDNY Docket No. 10-CR-1000 (S-1) (SLT)