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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Ten Alleged Members and Associates of Bloods Gang Indicted for Federal Racketeering and Other Related Offenses



Ten alleged members of the Black Mob Gangstas/Donald Gee Family (BMG/DGF) Raleigh-area Bloods street gang, including its leaders, have been indicted in Raleigh, North Carolina, for conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise and related offenses.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney John Stuart Bruce for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Special Agent in Charge John A. Strong of the FBI’s North Carolina Division and Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown of the Raleigh Police Department made the announcement.

The 11-count superseding indictment was returned by a federal grand jury on Jan. 20, and unsealed today in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.  The indictment charges the defendants with racketeering conspiracy, murder in aid of racketeering, murder with a firearm, drug trafficking conspiracy, witness tampering, obstruction of justice and related offenses. The defendants range from senior leadership to associates of the BMG/DGF Bloods:

    Demetrice Regus Devine aka Respect, 34;
    Dontaous Demond Devine aka Scooch and Boochie, 28;
    Demetrius Deshaun Toney aka Meat, 24;
    Brandon Jowan Mangum aka B-Easy, 28;
    Jamario Keon Jones aka Spect Junior and Skeeno, 24;
    Cleveland McNair aka Blee, 33;
    Christopher Darnell Evans aka Racks and Snacks, 27;
    Brenda Joyce Brown aka Lady Banga, 32;
    Katherine Victoria Gast aka Kat Snacks, 25; and
    Shaiona Marie Smith aka Slyfox, 22.

All of the defendants charged in the superseding indictment are already in custody.

According to the superseding indictment, the BMG/DGF Bloods is a violent street gang with members operating in Raleigh, including Haywood Street area, since the early 2000s.  The gang is organized according to a detailed hierarchical structure.  Senior leadership regularly conducted formal meetings and collected dues from the rank and file members, assaulting members who failed to pay or follow orders.  The alleged members and associates of the BMG/DGF are charged with a wide range of crimes used to further their racketeering scheme, including murder, attempted murder, assault with dangerous weapons, drug trafficking, extortion, threats of violence and distribution of narcotics.

The superseding indictment charges gang leaders Demetrice Devine and Dontaous Devine with conspiracy to participate in racketeering activities of the BMG/DGF Bloods, among other charges.  The indictment also charges two other alleged gang members, McNair and Evans, with conspiracy to participate in the gang’s racketeering activities.  

According to the superseding indictment, BMG/DGF members and associates were connected to two separate murders.  In May 2009, Dontaous Devine, Toney and Mangum allegedly shot and killed a rival gang member for refusing to pay BMG/DGF’s gang dues.  The indictment also alleges that in November 2008, Jones and another gang member shot and killed a rival gang member under orders from a high ranking BMG/DGF member. 

The FBI, Raleigh Police Department and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety investigated the case.  Trial Attorney John C. Hanley of the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section (OCGS) and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Dena King and Scott Lemmon of the Eastern District of North Carolina are prosecuting the case.

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