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More Baltimore BGF racketeering defendants plead not guilty

May 10, 2013

Tavon WhiteAs of this morning, six of the 25 defendants have entered not-guilty pleas in the federal racketeering case unsealed April 23 against Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) prison gang conspirators who, with the help of corrupt correctional officers (COs), allegedly  gained operational control of the Baltimore City Detention Center, which is run by Maryland’s embattled correctional agency.

Inmate and lead defendant Tavon White (pictured) pleaded not guilty, as did CO Tiffany Linder, on April 29. Since then, inmates Steven Loney and Jermaine McFadden entered not-guilty pleas on May 6, and inmates Jamar Anderson and Kenneth Parham followed suit yesterday. Details about the allegations against these and the other 19 defendants, including excerpts of conversations many of them had on wiretapped phones, can be found here.