More information has come forward regarding the federal indictment against 32 alleged Gangster Disciples in Atlanta, which was unsealed yesterday. Let’s start with what we already knew.
An additional 16 allege Folks were thrown into the mix, in Memphis, bringing the total number to 48. The alleged gangbangers face a slew of charges, including drug trafficking, robbery, carjacking, extortion, wire fraud, credit card fraud, insurance fraud and bank fraud. Most of the accused face racketeering charges.
We also know that a former police officer is named in the indictment. We reported:
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 supposed structure of the gang was also revealed, and GD founder Larry Hoover was (kinda) named:
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.
A few new developments have come out since then. The gang has been the subject of a three-year investigation. All but two of the 48 alleged GD’s have been arrested in nine states (Alabama, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Tennessee and Wisconsin). Among those arrested were enforcers who allegedly operated under the gang’s “HATE Committee” and “BLACC Team.” According to Atlanta US Attorney John Horn, “Members of those committees would just as easily shoot and kill a member of the Gangster Disciples who didn’t follow instructions quickly enough or who didn’t pay enough money into the box.”
MMG founder, Rick Ross has also been (kinda) named in the indictment. If you’ll remember, the GD’s took issue with Renzel using Larry Hoover’s name and the six-pointed star, a symbol synonymous with the gang that resembles the Jewish Star of David. The Daily Journal reports:
The indictment also says that in November 2012 the gang threatened a rapper, identified only by the initials “R.R.,” with violence unless he paid them for using the gang’s name and symbols.
Prosecutors declined to identify the artist, but rapper Rick Ross has mentioned the gang in lyrics. Ross canceled shows around the time the threats were made, but he told WEDR radio in Miami in December 2012: “I canceled the rest of the tour due to a promoter, because he wasn’t really handling his business. … Never was it due to any threats.”
We are in no way implying that Larry Hoover or Ross are directly involved with this case. Just reporting what’s out there.