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Baltimore BGF Gang Member Sentenced To 321 Months In Prison For Federal Racketeering And Drug Conspiracy Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland
Defendant Committed Two Murders in Furtherance of Gang

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Baltimore, Maryland – On June 6, 2018, United States District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced David Albert Hunter, a/k/a Lil Dave, a/k/a Dave, age 31, of Baltimore, Maryland to 321 months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiring to participate in a violent racketeering enterprise known as the Black Guerilla Family gang’s Greenmount Avenue Regime.  Hunter distributed drugs in the gang’s territory and committed multiple acts of violence, including two murders.  The Court found at sentencing that a total prison term of 33 years was appropriate, but it adjusted the sentence downward to account for the fact that Hunter has served 75 months in prison in connection with three related state cases.   

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Acting Special Agent in Charge Matthew Varisco of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division; Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Baltimore Field Office; Interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle of the Baltimore Police Department; Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

According to his plea agreement, Hunter admitted that he shot and killed Henry Mills, a/k/a “Nique,” in the 2400 block of Greenmount Avenue on June 14, 2011. After murdering Mills, Hunter participated in a BGF meeting at Mund Park, during which fellow BGF and others congratulated Hunter for the just-completed murder.  Hunter also admitted to distributing drugs in furtherance of BGF, and that it was reasonably foreseeable to him that members of the gang would distribute and possess with intent to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base.

The government presented further evidence of Hunter’s criminal conduct during the roughly two-month jury trial against three of Hunter’s co-defendants—Gerald Johnson, a/k/a “Geezy,” Kenneth Jones, a/k/a “Slay,” and Marquise McCants, a/k/a “Digga.” Notably, the government presented evidence that on July 22, 2005, in the 200 block of E. 22nd Street, Hunter shot and killed Dante Jordan using a .32-caliber handgun.  The Court found at sentencing that Hunter was responsible for Jordan’s murder. 

The following eight co-defendants, also members of the BGF gang, have all previously pleaded guilty or were found to be guilty of conspiring to violate federal racketeering and drug trafficking laws;

Joseph Laurence Bonds, a/k/a/ Joe, a/k/a Yo Gotti, age 36; 

Wesley Jamal Brown, a/k/a Shike White, a/k/a Wes, age 25;

Kenneth Lee Faison, a/k/a Roscoe, age 28;

Norman Tyrone Handy, a/k/a Lil Norm, a/k/a Norm, age 23;

Montel Harvey, a/k/a Telly, a/k/a Telephone, a/k/a Big Head, age 26;

Kenneth Jones, a/k/a K-Slay, and Slay, age 30

Gerald Thomas Johnson, a/k/a “Geezy,” age 35; and

Marquise McCants, a/k/a Digga, age 25.

United States Attorney Robert K. Hur commended the ATF, the FBI, the Baltimore Police Department, the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, and the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Hur thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Peter J. Martinez and Christina Hoffman, who prosecuted the case.

Updated June 7, 2018