Description: Fort Lauderdale, Florida criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with committing murders committed during a series of home invasion robberies in Broward County.
Derrick Slade, a/k/a "D" or "Solja," joined a criminal enterprise in November 2015 that committed armed home invasions and robberies, assaults, and murders. He was convicted of engaging in a racketeering conspiracy that included the commission of murder. On November 3, 2015, Slade shot and killed a man during the course of a home invasion robbery in Dania Beach, Fla. The next day, November 4, 2015, he was involved in another home invasion robbery in Lauderhill, Fla., that resulted in the death of a second man. On November 25, 2015, Slade shot a third man and left him for dead during a home invasion robbery in Hollywood, Fla., which was captured on a security camera. Slade also committed two other burglaries in Hollywood in November 2015. He and his fellow gang members advertised their success on social media to advance the gang’s prestige and reputation.
Slade was convicted on 10 counts, including RICO conspiracy, Hobbs Act conspiracy, conspiracy to use or carry a firearm during a crime of violence, causing the death of a person by using a firearm, three counts of Hobbs Act robbery, and three counts of discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.
FBI Miami investigated this case with assistance from Broward Sheriff’s Office, Hollywood Police Department, Lauderhill Police Department, Hallandale Beach Police Department, Davie Police Department, and Fort Lauderdale Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Paul F. Schwartz and Jeffrey N. Kaplan prosecuted it.
CONTINUING CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE
Outcome: IMPRISONMENT:Life as to count ls and 8s to be concurrently to each other; 20 years as to count 2s, 3s, 6s, 9s, and 12s to served concurrent to each other and concurrent to ls and 8s; 10 years as to count 7s, 10s, and 13s to be served concurrently to each other and consecutively to ls-3s, 6s, 8s, 9s, and 12s. SUPERVISED RELEASE: Five (5) years as to count(s) ls, 7s, 8s,10s, and 13s; 3 years as to count(s) 2s, 3s, 6s, 9s, and 12s. All terms to be served concurrently.