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Bond Gang Associate From Teaneck Remains Jailed After Drug Sentence

Jamelle Singletary
Jamelle Singletary Photo Credit: Mary K. Miraglia

TEANECK, N.J. -- A convicted associate of the infamous James Bond Gang from Teaneck was sentenced to time served on a cocaine selling charge but wasn't released form the Bergen County Jail because he's awaiting trial in a major burglary case.

Jamelle Singletary, 27, had pleaded guilty earlier this fall to selling drugs to an undercover investigator to spare his girlfriend, Janay Cole, time behind bars.

Cole, in turn, got probation for her role in the drug network -- including neglect for leaving her 7-year-old child in a room where cocaine was being packaged. Cole is also a defendant in the major burglary case.

Others include original Bond members and affilates Bruce “Cap” Anderson, Jamal Sermon and Lawal Erskine, as well as a Queens jewelry dealer named David Tadjiev, who authorities said fenced stolen goods for the ring.

Defense attorney S. Emile Lisboa told Superior Court Judge James J. Guida on Friday that he offered to make a “global resolution” of all Singletary’s charges, but that Assistant Prosecutor David Calviello declined.

Calviello wasn’t in court. Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor Darryl Williams said Calviello had agreed to the plea.

Singletary has a lengthy criminal record, including a prior juvenile offense; trafficking in personal identification (credit cards), and possession of stolen property for his role in the theft of a 600-pound safe from Greenwich, CT.

Another conviction could trigger a much longer sentence than usual, both sides said.

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