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Member of 'Trained to Go' gang pleads guilty to federal racketeering and drug conspiracies

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Posted at 6:52 PM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 18:52:19-05

BALTIMORE — A 28-year-old man pleaded guilty on Monday to the federal charges of conspiring to participate in a violent racketeering enterprise known as "Trained to Go" and to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. Taylor, a fugitive since July 2017, was arrested on June 30, 2019.

The racketeering activities to which Taylor pleaded guilty are: narcotics distribution and robberies of other individuals, including rival drug dealers and gang members in TTG territory.

In a related case, in January 2020, John Lewis Harrison, a/k/a Binky, age 29 and Taurus Tillman, age 30, a/k/a Tosh, pleaded guilty to the federal charge of assaulting employees of the U.S. Marshals Service while they were detained and being transported to and from the courtroom during their trial.

Taylor was self-identified member of a group, known as the “Young Go Getters”. According to his plea agreement, Taylor along with other members of YGG, provided support to TTG in the form of money, drugs, and other assistance.

Taylor and the government have agreed that, if the Court accepts the plea agreement, Taylor will be sentenced to between 11 and 14 years in federal prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 1, 2020.

Harrison and Tillman admitted that on September 21, 2018, they assaulted two Deputy U.S. Marshals and a U.S. District Court Security Officer as they were being escorted from the courtroom during a break in the trial.

Tillman was immediately sentenced to one year in federal prison, consecutive to the 25 years he is already serving for the racketeering conspiracy. Sentencing for Harrison is scheduled on April 29, 2020.