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Saturday, December 02, 2017

Maryland Officials: 26 Indicted In Prison Gang Conspiracy

BALTIMORE, MD (November 30, 2017) – Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Stephen T. Moyer joined Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today
in announcing the indictments of 26 defendants after a nearly year-long, multi-agency investigation of gang activity in Maryland correctional facilities.

Charges in the indictments include attempted first-degree murder, gang participation, drug distribution, smuggling of contraband into prison facilities, and misconduct in office. The investigation was led by the Maryland Office of the Attorney General, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS).

The initial target of the investigation was Correctional Officer Sergeant Antoine Fordham. Fordham is a high-ranking member of the 8-Trey Crips street gang. The 8-Trey Crips is a Crips set that operates inside Baltimore City and in several Maryland counties both inside Maryland correctional facilities and on the street. In his position, Fordham oversaw much of the 8-Trey Crips’ drug dealing and other illicit activities near the intersections of Frankford Avenue and Sinclair Lane in Baltimore City. Fordham and other members of the gang authorized and/or committed acts of violence including shootings and assaults to protect the gang’s turf and to maintain discipline within the gang.



Anonymous said...

And we won't hear a peep when these guys are released EARLY.Prison overcrowding will cause a case by case review next year when more arrests create an overcrowding situation.The 3 year guys won't do 6 months.

Anonymous said...

The sentencing will be fed time, have to do 90-95% of your time. There are no credits for days.

Anonymous said...

As a retired Correctional Officer, all should be given the maximum sentence, All charges to run consecutive to one another, they have to do day for day without the chance of parole. They can not earn good days for nothing but they have to work or be on segregation for the time they have no job. They should never get a preferred job. They all have put all Staff and other inmates lives in danger.

Anonymous said...

3:28 MD prisons are't overcrowded. MD doesn't have truth in sentencing. It has early release. This was done so the democrat politicians could fool their incredibly ignorant and low information voters. Less people in prison could be twisted so it seemed crime was down which gave the democrats a bragging platform. It's all a big lie just like everything else democrats do. Their whole useless lives are nothing but lies, half truths and distortions and they have seen to it that the masses are dumbed down so they fall for the BS.

Anonymous said...

DOC = Division Of Corruption !!!!

Anonymous said...

Criminals in Charge of Criminals !!!!