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50 Cent announced that a new BMF spin-off is on the way. On Thursday (Oct. 19), the Queens emcee reacted to a slew of Black Mafia Family arrests in a new Instagram post. “BMF again, ain’t this a bi**h,” Fif captioned his post. “JBO story is a spin-off. I’m a put it on the tube you know the vibes.”
“JBO” refers to the man Chad E. Brown, a member of BMF, who was recently arrested in the massive detainment by the FBI. As you may know, Fif’s series, BMF follows the notorious organization in 1980s Detroit founded by brothers Terry “Southwest Tee” and Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory. The show debuted on STARZ in 2021 and has been renewed for a third season, arriving in 2024.
As for the news of recent Black Mafia Family arrests, the Eastern District of Missouri revealed that over two dozen members were apprehended. The United States Attorney’s Office announced that 34 people were charged for drug trafficking and fraud in connection with the investigation.
“These indictments and arrests targeted an organization that did not just limit their crimes to drug trafficking,” U.S. Attorney Sayler A. Fleming stated. “Others have been accused of laundering money for the organization or taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to fraudulently obtain thousands of dollars in loans that were intended for struggling businesses and employees.”
Among those arrested were Brown, who was “indicted on one count of bank fraud and one count of using a false writing or document. He is accused of submitting a fraudulent IRS Schedule C form to obtain a PPP loan,” the press release reads.
Robert L. Lewis, 45, was indicted on one count of being a felon in possession of a gun and four counts of fentanyl distribution. A man named Robert “Honest” Sims was rounded up and charged on one count of “conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine.” Additionally, a woman named Tfifany J. “Tiff BMF” Nelson, 42, was “indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering and four counts of money laundering.”
Special Agent in Charge Jay Greenberg of the FBI St. Louis Division spoke about the mass arrests and claimed that this BMF arm was the “main supplier” of fentanyl in St. Louis.
“This week’s take-down demolished multiple drug trafficking organizations, which were the main suppliers of methamphetamine, fentanyl, and cocaine into the St. Louis region,” Greenberg said. “Today’s arrests of more than two dozen suspects by the St. Louis Gateway Strike Force is a culmination of a four-year investigation into a world of violence frequently associated with drug trafficking.”
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