Essex authorities: Trio used Twitter for criminal enterprise
Three teenagers in Essex County are charged in a scheme to use Twitter to sell firearms as part of gang activity.
Acting county Prosecutor Carolyn Murray announced a 24-count indictment Friday against 19-year-old Bomani Duncan of Bloomfield and 19-year-old Taquan Williams and 18-year-old Yasin Shabazz of East Orange.
Duncan faces 22 charges including robbery and firearms trafficking.
Duncan and Williams allegedly robbed a woman in March while displaying guns.
Shabazz allegedly attempted to buy a gun from Duncan without a valid permit and attempted to sell a handgun to Duncan on Twitter.
Duncan is a reputed member of the Bloods Street Gang's G-Shine set.
Attorneys for Duncan and Williams didn't return phone calls seeking comment. It wasn't known if Shabazz has an attorney.
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