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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 13, 2017

Ten Alleged Members and Associates of Bloods Gang Indicted for Federal Racketeering and Other Related Offenses

RALEIGH – The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that ten alleged members of the Black Mob Gangstas/Donald Gee Family (BMG/DGF) Raleigh-area Bloods street gang, including its leaders, have been indicted in Raleigh, for conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise and related offenses.

 

Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney John Stuart Bruce for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Special Agent in Charge John A. Strong of the FBI’s North Carolina Division and Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown of the Raleigh Police Department made the announcement.

 

The 11-count indictment was returned by a federal grand jury on January 20, 2017, and unsealed today in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The indictment charges the defendants with racketeering conspiracy, murder in aid of racketeering, murder with a firearm, drug trafficking conspiracy, witness tampering, obstruction of justice, and related offenses. The defendants range from senior leadership to associates of the BMG/DGF Bloods:

 

• Demetrice Regus Devine, aka Respect, 34;

• Dontaous Demond Devine, aka Scooch and Boochie, 28;

• Demetrius Deshaun Toney, aka Meat, 24;

• Brandon Jowan Mangum, aka B-Easy, 28;

• Jamario Keon Jones, aka Spect Junior and Skeeno, 24;

• Cleveland McNair, aka Blee, 33;

• Christopher Darnell Evans, aka Racks and Snacks, 27;

• Brenda Joyce Brown, aka Lady Banga, 32;

• Katherine Victoria Gast, aka Kat Snacks, 25; and

• Shaiona Marie Smith aka, Slyfox, 22.

 

The last individual was arrested and taken into custody today. All of the other defendants charged in the indictment are already in custody.

 

John Stuart Bruce, U.S. Attorney, stated: “This significant indictment is the result of a lot of hard work by the FBI, the Raleigh Police Department, and the N.C. Department of Public Safety, as well as the attorneys in our office and those in DOJ’s Criminal Division. Stopping illegal gang activity, especially violent crimes, is a top priority for our office.”

 

“These suspects are part of a ruthless street gang that uses fear, intimidation, and even murder to protect the interests of their criminal organization. They believed they were beyond the reach of justice, even tampering with witnesses. Together with our law enforcement partners, we have disrupted a dangerous criminal enterprise and will continue to hold those accountable who mistakenly believe they are above the law,” said John A. Strong, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in North Carolina.

 

According to superseding indictment, the BMG/DGF Bloods is a violent street gang with members operating in Raleigh, including Haywood Street area, since the early 2000s. The gang is organized according to a detailed hierarchical structure. Senior leadership regularly conducted formal meetings and collected dues from the rank and file members, assaulting members who failed to pay or follow orders. The alleged members and associates of the BMG/DGF are charged with a wide range of crimes used to further their racketeering scheme, including murder, attempted murder, assault with dangerous weapons, drug trafficking, extortion, threats of violence and distribution of narcotics.

 

The superseding indictment charges gang leaders Demetrice Devine and Dontaous Devine with conspiracy to participate in racketeering activities of the BMG/DGF Bloods, among other charges. The indictment also charges two other alleged gang members, McNair and Evans, with conspiracy to participate in the gang’s racketeering activities.

 

According to the superseding indictment, BMG/DGF members and associates were connected to two separate murders. In May 2009, Dontaous Devine, Toney and Mangum allegedly shot and killed a rival gang member for refusing to pay BMG/DGF’s gang dues. The indictment also alleges that in November 2008, Jones and another gang member shot and killed a rival gang member under orders from a high ranking BMG/DGF member.

 

The FBI, Raleigh Police Department and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Dena King and Scott Lemmon of the Eastern District of North Carolina and Trial Attorney John C. Hanley of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section and are prosecuting the case.

Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
Updated February 13, 2017