Daily Archives: November 22, 2009
WILMINGTON, NC – United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court yesterday, Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox sentenced JAMAL MONTA WATSON, also known as “Gunna,” 31, from Greensboro, North Carolina, to 188 months imprisonment and three years of supervised release. The Court imposed restitution in the amount of $2,800.00.
On March 1, 2009, WATSON pled guilty to aiding and abetting the distribution of heroin and unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The investigation, an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Operation (OCDETF) investigation entitled Operation Face Off, centered around a violent Raleigh/Durham-based drug organization responsible for the multi-kilogram distribution of heroin, cocaine, and cocaine base. Drug Enforcement Administration agents utilized a wiretap in the investigation. WATSON was the last of the named defendants in a superseding indictment that charged the leader of the Face Mob Family, Donald Stanton Shealey, and members and associates, Gilbert Ernesto Sherwood, Salahudeen Abdul Abdallah, Khalid Usama Abdallah, Tyrone Ricardo Lawrence, Timothy Lamont Hargrove, Samara Scott, and Leketa Smith with a drug distribution conspiracy, drug distribution, money laundering conspiracy and money laundering crimes. The Government also charged a related defendant, Shawn Brown, with engaging in a money laundering conspiracy with Shealey. WATSON’S role was that of a drug distributor and enforcer.
The investigation is ongoing. The law enforcement agencies conducted the investigation include the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the State Bureau of Investigation, the Raleigh Police Department, and the Durham Police Department.
Posted By: FEDS TV Staff
There is no doubt that Hurricane Katrina was a storm of colossal proportions, a rarity even in the current climate of super-charged storm fronts, but it is the ruling of a judge that has given a target for all of those affected by the damage left in its wake.
In a monumental ruling, U.S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duval declared that the government, via negligence on the part of the Army Corp of Engineers, is directly responsible for many of the issues that people encountered after the winds settled.
In his 156-page decision, Judge Duval proceeded to rip the Army and U.S. Government a new one, using words such as “myopia, insouciance, and shortsightedness,” to describe the corps quality of work ethics.
“For more than 40 years the corps had known that a crucial levee protecting suburban St. Bernard Parish and the Lower 9th Ward neighborhood would be compromised by deterioration of the channel. The corps had a myriad of ways to address the problem but failed to do so.”
On the same day, Judge Duvall awarded $719,000 to a group of flood victims that sued the government in April of 2006.
The ruling creates a clear path for anyone effected by Katrina who would like to take legal action against the government in the storm’s aftermath.
With the inefficiency that was FEMA, I am sure that there will be more lawsuits in the near future.
DMX may have wanted to fix his fight to avoid an ass-beating, but now he’s really cruisin’ for a bruisin’ — legally — because the promoters that hired X are suing him for chickening out last minute.
According to docs filed Friday in Birmingham, Alabama — Thunder Productions wants $1,000,000 from the rapper, claiming he’s a fraud and led them on … because as soon as they refused to fix his fight, he backed out.
The company says DMX’s jitters really put them under the wire and cost them a ton of moolah because they had to switch gears late in the game and find a celebrity replacement.
But if you want our opinion — DMX isn’t half the man who’s fighting in his place on December 12 … because that man is Coolio!!!
Rap-Up.com has learned that Slim Shady will tear up the stage on Sunday with “Crack a Bottle” and “Forever.” Don’t be surprised if he’s joined by Lil Wayne and Drake on the latter. Both artists are scheduled to attend.
Em’s performance is in support of Relapse: Refill, a re-release of his latest album Relapse, due December 21 with seven bonus songs including “Forever.”
Also on the star-studded bill are Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Rihanna, Shakira, Lil Wayne, Timbaland, Nelly Furtado, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez, and the Black Eyed Peas.
The 2009 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.