Former Harlem Kingpin, Dr. Guy Fisher was released from federal prison after serving 36 years for RICO violations, including continuing criminal conspiracy, drug trafficking, and murder. His medical condition along with Covid-19 restrictions granted Fisher his release.
Born in the South Bronx in 1947, drug kingpin Guy Fisher became part of Nicky Barnes’s underground organization, The Council, at the age of 25. He became the first black man to own and operate the Apollo Theater in Harlem when he purchased it in 1977
In 1984, Fisher was convicted on several counts of RICO violations, including continuing criminal conspiracy, drug trafficking, and murder. Fisher, along with other associates of The Council, had their fates sealed after Barnes testified against his former friend, who he claims was having an affair with his mistress.
While in prison, Fisher received his Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Sociology and has written several novels and screenplays. Fisher was released from federal prison on October 28 after being granted a medical pardon.
Read what Guy had to say about Nicky in Don Diva Issue 29