A New York-based rapper known as Frenchie (aka Gregg Hogan) has been convicted of three counts of first-degree burglary and one count of second-degree burglary for an intense home invasion that occurred last year on May 7th around 3:20 am.
The incident stems from a botched effort to rob a home in Shirley, New York for about $100,000 worth of marijuana. Frenchie BSM and six other men entered the wrong home and encountered a family of three, which included a mother, a father, and their autistic teenage son. The latter was pistol-whipped because he was unable to follow the assailants’ orders in a timely fashion. Eventually, all three of the victims were placed on the ground, while the perpetrators ran rampant throughout the household in search of the cannabis that they were given the wrong information about and subsequently never found.
In the end, Frenchie and his co-conspirators only managed to seize a little bit of money and the teenager’s iPhone. Local authorities later apprehended Frenchie, who was the getaway driver, and three other perpetrators. Their arrests came at different times and locations. The names of the three other captives are Donte Thomas, who was sentenced to nine years in prison, Miguel Ruiz, who is facing 25 years in prison, and Brayan Medrano whose sentence is still pending. The remaining three burglars are still at large.
Shortly after it was determined that Frenchie BSM would be facing up to 25 years in prison, Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney, shared the news with the public.
“No family in Suffolk County should have to fear that their home is going to be broken into in the middle of the night,” Tierney said. “This defendant took part in a burglary which removed this family’s sense of safety and security in their own home. I want to thank the jury for their service, which ensures the defendant will be held accountable for his reprehensible actions.”