DMX is doing a one year bid for tax evasion. It could have been a lot worse, he was facing 40 years for failing to report $2.3 million in income to the IRS.
While he was initially supposed to be locked up in FCI Danbury in Connecticut (The Orange Is The New Black prison), the Feds changed their minds and sent him to FCI Gilmer in West Virginia.
The photo above is of DMX from Gilmer and he’s made a friend of note. The fellow on the left is Southwest T, a co-founder of the Black Mafia Family.
The Black Mafia Family (BMF) is a drug trafficking organization originally based in Detroit, MI, that was founded in the late 1980s by brothers Demetrius and Terry Flenory. By the year 2000, they had established cocaine distribution sales throughout the United States. Through their Los Angeles-based drug source, they had direct links to Mexican-based drug cartels.
They established two main hubs for their operation: the Atlanta, Georgia hub, for distribution, was operated by older brother Demetrius, while the Los Angeles, California hub was operated by Terry to handle incoming shipments from Mexico. Its network eventually spanned as far as Los Angeles, California to Atlanta, Georgia.
Around 2000, the organization tried to legitimize itself by entering the hip-hop music business, by starting BMF Entertainment. Through BMF Entertainment, it helped promote a number of artists, including Fabolous, and Young Jeezy, as well as BMF Entertainment’s sole artist, Bleu DaVinci. Before their entrance into the music business, the Flenory Brothers were known to associate with a number of high-profile hip-hop artists, including E40, Trina, T.I., Shawty Lo, Jay-Z and Fabolous.
In 2005, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) indicted members of the Black Mafia Family, ultimately securing convictions by targeting the Flenory brothers under the Continuing Criminal Enterprise Statute. Both were sentenced to 30 years in prison. Subsequent indictments eventually targeted over 150 members of the organization. Prosecutors alleged the organization made over $270 million over the course of the conspiracy.