Baltimore Area Pimp Exiled To 7 Years In Prison For Illegal Possession Of A Firearm And Ammunition
Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr., sentenced Craig Okeido Anderson, a/k/a “Snap,” “Sir Chill,” King Hundredgrand,” and “Yung Royalty,” age 25, of Catonsville, Maryland, today to seven years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, which Anderson brandished in connection with his prostitution business. Anderson had four prior assault convictions and was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge William Winter of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); Chief Gary Gardner of the Howard County Police Department; Anne Arundel County Police Chief Tim Altomare; and Howard County State’s Attorney Dario Broccolino.
According to his plea agreement, from February 1, 2012, through October 3, 2013, Anderson was a pimp who persuaded, enticed and coerced women to travel interstate, and transported women interstate, with the intent that they engage in prostitution. Anderson recruited women whom he met in public and over the internet to work for him as prostitutes. Anderson had the women advertise their services on websites that marketed commercial sex workers. Anderson routinely took all of the money the women earned by engaging in prostitution. Anderson provided the women with drugs and alcohol to facilitate the prostitution. Anderson used aliases in advertisements and on a website to promote himself and his prostitution enterprise to women and commercial sex customers.
In August 2012, Anderson purchased a semi-automatic rifle and an extended magazine, loaded with 7.62mm ammunition. Between August 2012, and his arrest on October 3, 2013, Anderson stored the firearm in a vehicle he used to transport prostitutes who worked for him and brandished the firearm in relation to his prostitution activities, including threatening a drug dealer who attempted to cheat some of Anderson’s prostitutes in a drug deal, and threatening a commercial sex customer who would not leave during an encounter with one of Anderson’s prostitutes.
This case was investigated by the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, formed in 2007 to discover and rescue victims of human trafficking while identifying and prosecuting offenders. Members include federal, state and local law enforcement, as well as victim service providers and local community members. For more information about the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, please visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/md/priorities_human.html.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended HSI Baltimore, the Howard County Police Department, Anne Arundel County Police Department and Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Zachary A. Myers and Paul E. Budlow, who prosecuted the case.