Defendant: Richard Basket AKA “MAN” AKA “FACE”  (DOB 02/20/76)

June 3, 2019 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Richard Basket, a member of the Yonkers “150 Clan” gang, pleaded guilty to several crimes for which he was indicted and arrested late last summer along with other members of the gang. 

Specifically, Basket pleaded guilty to the following:

  • Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a class B felony
  • Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree, a class E felony
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a class C felony

Westchester County Court Judge Barry Warhit accepted the plea Friday, May 31, 2019. Basket is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 26, 2019, and is being held in the Westchester County Jail until his sentencing.

In late August 2018, Yonkers Police arrested several members of the “150 Clan” gang, operating in and around the Nodine Hill area. Richard Basket, one of the leaders of the gang, was arrested  as part of “Operation: 150 Clan,” a collaborative law enforcement effort between the Yonkers Police Department and the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office Investigations Division­ Gang, Firearms and Narcotics Bureau. Eight defendants who were members of the “150 Clan” were charged on a multicount indictment which stemmed from the gang’s conspiracy to assert control over the area using violence. The violence included shootings, assaults and possession of weapons. During the course of this conspiracy the defendants worked together to attempt to murder and assault rival gang members and take control of the area through acts of intimidation and violence and to distribute narcotics. The investigation into the conspiracy and violent acts resulted in the recovery of a loaded .45 caliber pistol which Basket secreted in a storage facility in the City of Yonkers.  

The case was prosecuted by the Investigations Division Gang, Firearms and Narcotics Bureau.

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