Three members of BGF gang convicted on racketeering, drug conspiracy

BALTIMORE, Md. (WMAR) - Three members of the BGF gang were convicted by a federal jury for conspiring to violate federal racketeering and drug trafficking laws.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, after a two-month trial, 35-year-old Gerald Thomas Johnson, 30-year-old Kenneth Jones, and 25-year-old Marquis McCants, members of the BGF Greenmount Regime were convicted on federal charges.

Officials say the men committed acts of violence, including seven murders, shootings, stabbings, a home invasion robbery and other armed robberies. 

They say the violent acts committed by these men were intended to further the gang’s activities, including intimidating witnesses to prevent them from cooperating with law enforcement, protecting the gang’s drug territory, financing dues paid to BGF, and enforcing gang rules.

ATF's Baltimore Field Division Special Agent Daniel L. Board shared how he believed the three men convicted was an act of true justice for the citizens of Baltimore.

“These convicted defendants are ruthless gang members, who acted with a total disregard for the sanctity of human life.  Make no mistake, their cowardice behavior and violent criminal acts terrorized our communities.”

The collective work of the ATF, FBI, Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland Attorney General's Office, and Baltimore City's State's Attorney's Office were able to lead to the conviction of the three defendants. 

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