‘Green Goblin’ crew member released without bail in NYC subway beating


An alleged member of the neon-cloaked “Green Goblin” gang accused of pummeling two 19-year-old women on a Times Square subway train was released without bail Tuesday — with her lawyer insisting she didn’t do anything wrong.

Mariam Issouf, 26, was cut loose on supervised release after being arraigned on a second-degree robbery charge in the Oct. 2 caught-on-video assault — one day after she turned herself in to cops with her defense attorney at her side.

“She did nothing wrong,” lawyer John Russo claimed as he walked out of court with Issouf — who covered her head with a leather jacket to obscure her face.

“My client has no record,” Russo said. “My client attacked no one. She assaulted not one of the victims and is seen on videotape saying, ‘I want no part of this. Let’s go.’”

Russo claimed that his client, who was dressed all in black for her court appearance, even “tried to assist the victim.”

The NYPD has identified three other members of the goblin gang — Emily Soto, 34, and Ciante Alston and Dariana Peguero, both 26 — in the shocking assault.

All four live in the housing authority’s Greensboro Houses, sources said.

A member of the “Green Goblin” gang of women accused of assaulting two women on a subway train was released without bail.

The women allegedly assaulted and robbed two 19-year-olds on a train at the Times Square subway station on October 2, 2022.
The women allegedly assaulted and robbed two 19-year-olds on a train at the Times Square subway station on October 2, 2022.

Mariam Issouf, 26, was arraigned on a second-degree robbery charge.
Mariam Issouf, 26, was arraigned on a second-degree robbery charge.

Issouf's lawyer insisted that she "did nothing wrong.”
Issouf’s lawyer insisted that she “did nothing wrong.”

At least a half-dozen women wearing full-body, neon green leotards, punched and tossed around the two victims around 2 a.m., taking their cellphones and handbags, police said.

The angry mother of one of the victims called the gang “complete animals” last week, and said her daughter was celebrating her birthday with a pal when she was attacked.

“All these men sitting there taking videos and watching, and none of them helped while a group of 10 women were beating two young girls,” the mom fumed.

She accused Gov. Kathy Hochul and state pols of “making these ridiculous laws and letting savages walk the streets with nothing but a slap on the wrist.

“Watch the videos of these two girls getting beaten by a gang of grown women, and imagine it was your daughter, granddaughter, sister, mother or friend. Put yourself in that situation,” she said.

She added: “Animals belong behind bars. Make an example of them.”

Issouf’s attorney, however, insisted that his client “did nothing wrong,” adding, “and being called an animal and a savage in the press is beneath every member of the press and everyone in this city.”

Mariam Issouf leaving Manhattan Criminal Court after her arraignment on October 11, 2022.
Mariam Issouf leaving Manhattan Criminal Court after her arraignment on October 11, 2022.
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Sources confirmed that Issouf has no known criminal record, but did make headlines in the past — when she was a 5-year-old and was kidnapped by a teen neighbor.

Issouf was playing outside her building around 11 a.m. on July 10, 2001, when she was grabbed and taken away in a gypsy cab, police said.

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