Earlier today, we reported on the announcement of a federal indictment filed against 32 alleged members of the Gangster Disciples in Atlanta. The charges against the supposed gangsters cover a smorgasbord of crimes, including drug trafficking, robbery, carjacking, extortion, wire fraud, credit card fraud, insurance fraud and bank fraud. The indictment has now been unsealed, and more information has been revealed.
It was mentioned that a former Dekalb County police officer, named Vancito Gumbs, was one of the 32 named in the indictment. It has been revealed that in August, Gumbs admitted that he was a hit man who killed people at the behest of the Folks. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “He traveled with another gang member last fall to ‘take care of GD business’ and called another gang member in October to warn him to stay away from a sports bar that police were raiding and that the other gang member frequented.”
The AJC further breaks down the structure and leadership of the Gangster Disciples, according to the indictment:
The national leader, known as the chairman, is in prison and is identified in the indictment as L.H.
Board members are the highest ranking gang members after the chairman, and at least one of them, Shauntay Craig, is charged in the Atlanta indictment. State-level leaders are called governors. Regional leaders, who oversee several states, are called governors of governors.
Among those indicted in Atlanta were three people who prosecutors say served as governors of governors at various times: Alonzo Walton oversaw a region that included Georgia, Florida, Texas, Indiana and South Carolina; Terrance Summers oversaw Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and Florida; and Adrian Jackson was governor of governor for the western states, including California.
It can only be assumed that the “L.H.” named here would be incarcerated GD founder, Larry Hoover.
Authorities and Atlanta and Memphis are currently holding press conferences in regards to the indictment against the alleged Gangster Disciple members.