Bmf Founders Both Given 30 Year Sentences
Posted on September 15, 2008 by Jamie Slaughter
Demetrius "Big Meech" and Terry "Southwest T" Flenory were sentenced to 30 years imprisonment for running a cocaine organisation known as The Black Mafia Family. The pair were foiled back in 2005, and sentencing has now been set, with no parole option under the Continuing Criminal Enterprise law. To try and steer clear of a longer sentence both men pleaded guilty to in late 2007, in a desperate attempt to serve the 20 year minimum. Despite their pleas, the brothers were sentenced to 30 years after all the evidence had been taken into consideration, stemming back to the late 1980's when BMF was founded. Within only a few years, BMF had spiralled into a massive organisation with solid contacts and becoming a nationwide supplier.
In 2003, after boasting of connections with Young Jeezy and Fabolous, federal agents began to delve into their activity and keep a closer eye on the brothers. Meech was also involved in a shootout that same year which left two men dead, one being Sean Combs' bodyguard at the time. In 2005, agents raided various locations across the country where BMF were holding negotiations. These raids uncovered 150 indictments of BMF members and associates which effectively squashed the organisation. These latest convictions mark the end of a 15 year long investigation into the organisation which at it's peek was said to have been worth $270 million.