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Five of eight Black Guerrilla Family defendants convicted in Baltimore federal court

Five of eight Black Guerrilla Family defendants convicted in Baltimore federal court

The Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office just issued a press release on the jury verdict in the racketeering trial against the eight remaining defendants in the 44-defendant Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) prison-gang case involving Baltimore correctional officers (COs): Five were found guilty, including two inmates, two former COs, and one former contract employee with the prison system. Three former COs—Clarissa Clayton, Riccole Hall, and Michelle Ricks—were acquitted of all charges. The conspiracy involved smuggling contraband, including drugs, tobacco, and cellphones, inside the Baltimore City Detention Center via corrupt COs. Those convicted were inmates Joseph Young and...

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