A Baltimore gang member who reportedly impregnated four prison guards and ran a drug-smuggling operation from inside of his jail cell has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Tavon White reportedly continued to rule a gang on the streets of Baltimore by using contraband cell phones while locked up in the Baltimore City Detention Center, reports the Huffington Post.
The 37-year-old, whose nickname is “Bulldog,” is a reported member of the Black Guerilla Family gang. He reportedly made a plea agreement with prosecutors in which he pleaded guilty in August 2013 to federal racketeering charges and a state charge of attempted murder and served as a witness against five corrections officers, a kitchen worker, and two inmates who allegedly helped him and others take control of the prison, reports WBAL-TV.
White says he never forced the prison guards to have sex with him or help out and that they willingly participated in the scheme.
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The judge and federal prosecutors reportedly agreed to shave time off of White’s sentence for risking his life to turn on prison workers and 39 other people connected to the jail scandal. According to White’s attorney, he made the call to turn against everyone after his brother was killed in the wake of the scandal.
White was reportedly given a chance to speak in court, but declined to comment.
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