Five members and associates of a Jersey City gang located in the Marion Gardens Housing Complex are facing “significant” jail time following their guilty pleas this week.

According to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger, the five pleaded guilty to racketeering, violent crimes in aid of racketeering, drug trafficking, and firearms offenses.

Jervon Morris, aka “Sticky,” 35; Kevin Williams, aka “KK,” aka “Kay Kay,” 30; Jakeem Gibson-Madison, aka “Beanz,” 29; K’shawn Jackson, aka “Lil Kay,” 23; and Terick Rogers, aka “Moot,” 32, all of Jersey City, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi in Newark federal court.

“Two of these defendants murdered a victim and all the defendants caused senseless violence and shootings and funneled dangerous drugs for personal profit. These defendants will now deservedly face significant sentences in prison as a result of the harm they’ve caused,” said Sellinger.

The men are all members and associates of the neighborhood street gang associated with the Marion Gardens Housing Complex, which, according to authorities, routinely distributes cocaine and heroin, among other controlled substances, in and around the Marion Gardens Housing Complex. Members and associates of the gang also carried out acts of violence, including numerous assaults, shootings, and murders, which targeted rival gang members and others, some of which Sellinger listed.

• On July 28, 2011, Morris and Williams, along with another member of the gang, murdered a victim in the area of Gifford Avenue and Bergen Avenue in Jersey City;

• On Nov. 5, 2017, members and associates of the gang shot a victim in the area of Van Nostrand Avenue and Bergen Avenue in Jersey City;

• On Feb. 7, 2018, Williams and another member of the gang assaulted a victim R.B. in the area of Summit Avenue and Magnolia Avenue in Jersey City;

• On June 30, 2018, Rogers, Jackson, and another member of the enterprise shot five people while celebrating “Meech Day” in honor of a deceased fellow gang member;

• On Jan. 9, 2019, Gibson-Madison, with another member of the enterprise, traveled to the area of Grant Avenue and Ocean Avenue to target a rival gang member, at which time three victims were shot at, two of whom were hit, and

• On June 9, 2019, after being shot at by rival gang member, Kevin Williams brandished a firearm and attempted to shoot back at the rival gang member.

Morris and Gibson-Madison will be sentenced on Aug. 20; Rogers and Williams will be sentenced on Aug. 21; and K’Shawn Jackson will be sentenced on Aug. 22.

Lakief Grayson, aka “LaLa,” previously pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and related charges in July 2023. Charges remain pending against Jalil Holmes, aka “Broad Day,” aka “BD,” and Willie Williams, aka “Willz,” both of whom are scheduled to appear in court in the coming weeks.