Two former correctional officers were sentenced for their involvement in a racketeering conspiracy in which they smuggled drugs and other contraband for members of the Black Guerilla Family gang inside several correctional facilities.
Twelve years in prison. That’s the punishment for Tavon White–the inmate accused of running a drugs, sex and corruption scheme from behind the bars of the Baltimore City jail.
The verdicts are in. A federal jury convicts five people of helping a dominant gang take over the Baltimore City jail and acquits three others. It’s the prison system’s biggest corruption case ever.
Ringleader or lone wolf. Two very different sides of the inmate who says he ran the Baltimore City jail emerged in closing arguments in federal court.
Testimony continues. The alleged ringleader of the Black Guerilla Family gang, Tavon White, took the stand again Monday.
Too bad to be believed? That’s the doubt defense lawyers are trying to create with a federal jury. Alex DeMetrick has the latest in the on-going testimony of Tavon White, the former Black Guerilla Family member turned prosecution witness.
Crimes of opportunity. For the third day, reported Black Guerilla Family gang leader Tavon White took the stand with explosive testimony on the rampant corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center.
The notorious trial against eight defendants, including five correctional officers accused of letting the Black Guerilla Family take over the Baltimore City jail continues Tuesday.
Rampant corruption. The historic case against eight defendants—including five correctional officers accused of letting the Black Guerilla Family take over the Baltimore City jail continues Monday.
Jury selection began Monday in the racketeering case that rocked the Baltimore City jail. Last year, FBI investigators uncovered a drug smuggling operation that included not only members of the Black Guerilla Family gang but also correctional officers. Now the last eight of the defendants are heading to trial.
The General Assembly is looking at ways to eliminate gang activity in the Baltimore City Detention Center.
Sex and smuggling behind bars. This week, WJZ investigates the long-term corruption inside the Baltimore City Detention Center. The man at the top tells WJZ he has made major changes to clean up the jail.