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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

Tuesday, April 21, 2020


Raleigh Gang Leader Sentenced for RICO Charge and Related Murder

WHEN:       Wednesday, April 22, 2020 between Noon and 3:00 PM (following sentencing hearing)

WHERE:     Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are giving the press several options to participate.  The United States Attorney will be available by video teleconferencing following the sentencing hearing, telephone or in person at the United States Attorney’s Office located at:

                        150 Fayetteville Street

                        Suite 2100

                        Raleigh, NC 27601                       

Re:                  Raleigh Gang Leader Sentenced for RICO Charge and Related Murder

The United States Attorney’s Office announces a press availability to discuss the sentencing of Demetrice R. Devine.  The sentencing hearing for Devine is currently scheduled for Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 11:00 am before United States District Judge James C. Dever III. 

Devine, along with co-defendant, Brandon Jowan Mangum, were convicted of all charges after a two-week trial on October 24, 2019.  More here.  Evidence presented during the trial and other public documents established that Devine was the North Carolina leader of the Gangsta Killer Bloods (GKB), and then created the Black Mob Gangstas (BMG) and the Donald Gee Family (DGF) organization.  The BMG/DGF are sets of the Bloods gang whose members committed various crimes in the city of Raleigh, particularly in the area of Haywood Street.

Credentialed members of the media are invited to participate.  Please RSVP by emailing Don Connelly at  Let him know your preferred method if interviewing the United States Attorney with your RSVP.

Drug Trafficking
Updated April 21, 2020