Chicago Gang Snitches
-Does not include suburbs at this time: if either the snitch or snitchee are from Chicago, will be included, but not if both are from suburbs.
-Does not include where they were snitched on something for something they did not commit.
-Does not include if a group are all hit with the same charge, and they explained each other's roles, unless they snitched on someone outside that wasn't hit.
-Only includes snitching on their own gang, but I may set up a separate page for snitching on rival gangs, and non-gang members.
-A leader of the Ambrose named Willie Perez, who was hit in the Operation Blue Water, tricked on his cousin Tino Guzman.
-An Ambrose named Hector Serrano (Boobies) b. 1973 snitched on Jose Negrete (b. 1956) in 2013, for possessing an AK-47. Why did he do that? He did that so he could get a reduction in his own charge. Both of them are deceased. Hector died in Sept. 2016, of overdose, Jose Negrete died April 2018, of dialysis.
-An earlier Ambrose was killed by other Ambrose while in the front seat of a car under the Amtrak bridges on 16th near Halsted, he was slashed in the throat, late '80s or early '90s.
Ashland Vikings snitches.
-Pedro snitched in 2003 to Rey Renteria, 3 attempted murder cases.
-A Count named Michael Maddox, 23, recorded a McKinley Park gang meeting held by Babyface Nelson on April 23, 1999, on an older Polish woman named Jean Cusulick, 50, who constantly made 911 calls against the Counts, and was a CAPS volunteer. At the end of the meeting Michael Maddox was supplied 2 guns which he gave to CPD.
Latin Lovers snitches.
-Chicky snitched on White Boy Billy from Lyndale/Campbell, who did 20 years for killing a Cobra.
-Fabian Gomez (Gato), a member of the Latin Saints street gang, testified that he had been working with the Chicago police as a confidential informant since May 2001. Gomez provided information in exchange for the dropping of aggravated kidnapping charges against him in an unrelated case (July 2008).
-The Chicago police were unable to identify any suspects in the shooting until January 16, 2002, when Jesus Nevarez (St. Biggies) was arrested for engaging in three separate narcotics transactions with undercover Chicago police officers. Upon learning of the severity of the drugs charges he was facing, Nevarez told the Chicago police officers he had some information on the homicide in question. On the basis of this information, the Chicago police subsequently arrested defendant, Garcia, Melendez, and Montelongo.
-May 2010: Edwin Rolnicki, a former Almighty Saint, testified that he was at the meeting and recalled that Schoen was thirsty for blood and everyone was pissed off. [...] After being released from the police station, Rolnicki went to the defendant's house where he met with the defendant, Gallardo, and Garcia. The group discussed what happened and the defendant said "it wasn't over" and that he was going to hire an attorney to see if anyone was cooperating with the police. Rolnicki testified that he cooperated with police and, as a consequence, he left the Almighty Saints gang and had not spoken to any gang members since that day.
-Jacintos snitched on a Wood street Saint on a murder (he was a Paulina), and so Saints shot at Jacintos 9 times (8/10/2013), he survived.
-Saints currently have Furby on a SOS, he snitched on a Wood Saint.
-A 2 6 named Fatman G snitched on a Saint named Pancho (who wasn't wearing a mask), then Pancho snitched on Macho's son for killing Pacman on April 20, 2012 (Pancho was in the car when Macho's son, who was wearing a ski mask, killed Pacman). Macho's son got around 80 years, Pancho snitched his way down to around 10 years. Fatman G was walking with Pacman at the time when the incident happened. Note that Pancho did not initially snitch on who in the car actually did the murder, but eventually his mother stepped up and got him to snitch, and then she relocated.
-A Saint snitch who did not have legal status bought cocaine and guns from a 19 year-old Saint (bought a Lorcin .380 pistol 9/10/2018, 56 g cocaine 1/17/2019, 116 g cocaine 2/13/2019), taken by feds March 8, 2019. He was given 1-year extension, paid $5,520 for his services, and $1,000 for relocation.
In Nov. 2006, SDs had a federal raid that hit 17, all from either Douglas Park or 42nd. Biggy Rat the top nation leader from Douglas Park 18th/California, Diablo the leader in charge of 42nd. There were 2 snitches, 1 from Douglas Park and 1 from 42nd. I believe the 2nd snitch was a female, where she introduced a female FBI agent to SDs as her sister.
Investigation started Sept. 2004. 17 arrested Nov. 7, 2006.
Snitch1 = cooperating with FBI since March 2006, following positive on drug test while on parole.
Snitch2 = cooperating since Sept. 2004, paid $9,332.90
Snitch1 (Thomas Wortham) and Biggy Rat.
On March 8, 2006, bought 52.1 g of cocaine base in form of crack for $1200.
On April 19, 2006, bought 55.4 g for $1400.
Some time after finding out Snitch1 was the snitch, he was assaulted by SDs.
On October 13, 2009, Biggy Rat sentenced 125 months.
2nd federal raid April 2012 (12 hit), hit 59th/Richmond, hit the chief of 18th, hit a former 1 from 19th/Oakley.
Investigation started 2009 by FBI + CPD. Gun buys and drug buys.
Snitch2 = since 2009, paid $33,697.81. Bought gun from Wino.
Snitch3 = since 2004 or 2005, and ended 5/17 or 5/20/2011 which is when while working for five-o, he had drugs on him. Only paid a little by CPD.
-Dozer snitched on Savage and Maniac (Danny Malave). He's currently in IDOC until January 2021.
-Smokey (David Scott) wore a wire against the Vargas twins, before 2007.
-Ramon Gavina testified, under subpoena, for the state. Gavina testified that in August 1985 he was a member of the Spanish Gangster Disciples. [...] Gavina testified that they drove to the park to look for Latin Kings to fight, everybody including Rosa, Rodriguez, and Gonzalez got out of the van to chase the Latin King [...].
-In 1983, a 2 6 called Moose (Mark Fuentes) tricked on his cousin Fly (Gregory Escobar) for killing Rudy Lozano (however, Ambrose have also claimed to have killed Rudy Lozano). CPD claims Gregory Escobar had confessed to killing Rudy after hours of interrogation, but Gregory has later professed his innocent. The morning Rudy Lozano was killed, his doorbell was rang and he went down the stairs to confront, his wife heard the 2 talk. After Gregory was arrested, Rudy's wife (who was a sister of BK from the Kings) was still uncertain if Gregory's voice matched the person that morning.
Moose and his older brother have both tricked on Fly, as a contract killing, however, afterwords, Moose disappeared from Chicago, and his older brother was not a 2 6, did not disappear. Escobar died in the 2010s.
Note: the Illinois Appellate Court documents say an informant led CPD to believe it was Ken Fuentes responsible for the shooting. Ken admitted to having the gun the day Lozano was killed, but when he learned he was the suspect of his shooting, changed the story to his cousin Alfredo Olvera (who lived on the same building as him) had the gun that day. When CPD arrested Olvera, Olvera implicated Gregory Escobar, and claimed Fuentes gave Escobar the gun that day.
|July 2010 federal raid.||September 2010 federal raid.|
Snitch1 = helping CPD since 2005. From 2006 to 2008, he was in charge of 30th and Avers, and sold cocaine and heroin.
It all starts in January 2009 when original-snitch goes to CPD, tells them he think he's being extorted by 2 members: Santana and Carlos (Santana Cruz and Carlos Vigneri), and that his family might be targeted too. Original-snitch tells CPD that on January 16, 2009, he tried to "broker the sale of a kilo of cocaine" from Santana to a CVL named Big Mike. But an associate of Big Mike robbed original-snitch and Carlos of that cocaine that was intended to be sold to Big Mike. And Santana and Carlos held original-snitch responsible for the stole cocaine, and demanded he pay them $22,000. For fear of his life, original-snitch immediately gave them his car, but feared it was not enough.
On June 17, 2009, original-snitch bought gun from Samuel Nunez by Pershing/Washtenaw.
On June 30, 2009, bought gun from Joel Velasquez (Lil Evil) and Jesse Lopez (Baby Monster).
Snitch2 = April 2009 to CPD, been over 10 years as a 2 6.
Investigation started, June 2009, when CPD and DEA got together.
Snitch3 = on July 10, 2009, stopped by CPD on 31st, had 2 g of weed on him, not arrested.
On July 21, 2009, bought gun from Jesus Centeno.
On August 20, 2009, bought gun from individual B and David Morales.
Takedown of G26 leader Casper and friends.
Original-snitch introduced undercover-cop to the crew, where undercover-cop tells them he is looking for individuals to join him in robbing a stash house that has over 30 kilos, and will offer them 6 kilos a piece. "Hell yea" said Casper.
On July 14, 2010, 3:42 p.m., feds gave original-snitch recording devices again. Original-snitch picked up Casper at the gas station on Fullerton/Kilbourn which is by where Casper lived, while undercover-cop waited at the Home Depot parking lot on Armitage/Cicero. There, Casper introduced undercover-cop to his cousins Juan de Jesus (Bogey), Victor Torres, Juan Velez (Bam Bam).
On July 20, 2010, they met all met at White Castle parking on Ogden/Harlem, and transferred to a single car to Cook County forest preserve at 43rd and Oak in Lyons, IL. At 7:02 p.m., all 5 of them - 4 of them along with Individual A who was the driver, were ambushed by the feds as they sat in the parked car. All of them tried to fight the arrest too.
By the next morning, came the rest of the federal and CPD raid.
Original-snitch has been paid $50,000 in total as of the day of the raid.
According to the Tribune "Four Chicago men were ready to storm inside a home, use tape to tie up the people inside and shoot them if necessary in order to take off with more than 30 kilograms of cocaine, according to a federal complaint released Thursday. The only problem was the house allegedly filled with drugs didn't really exist."
|September 2010: about 2 dozen hit.
12/5/2016 Jose Maldonado a.k.a. Spook sentenced 22 years.
May 2017 raid.
Hit about 48 of them, some half federal and some half state. Hit the nation leader, Francisco Sanchez (Smokey).
Investigation started November 2014.
On the morning of May 25, 2017, feds went to Smokey's house at the 6 a.m. hour where he was sleeping, arrested him. Found a Colt model 1911, .45 caliber pistol.
Snitch 1 = paid $30,250. According to snitch1, Francisco Sanchez is the nation leader of the 2 6.
Smokey was convicted of murder 11/25/1986 to 70 years, and reduced to 40 years on 5/25/1990.
Some things about Franciso Sanchez a.k.a Smokey.
On Sept. 9, 2015, he met with a snitch and talked about how 1 2-6 robbed another 2-6 of drugs and money, and to discipline him.
On March 20, 2017, Smokey replaced Individual E with Individual F with the next #2 leader of the 2 6, and to in charge of 63rd/Central. 1st he spoke with Individual E privately, then spoke with Individual F privately.
On April 16, 2016, feds saw Smokey give a gun to individual C who gave to individual D, at the bar on the 4200 block of S. Archer. When the 2 left, feds nabbed them both. According to individual D, who is a female, 38th/Albany stole a handgun from 31st/Avers, and then lost the gun. Individual C is in charge of 31st/Avers, and contacted Smokey about it.
Smokey retracted the not pleading guilty, got 27 months.
Humboldt Park snitches.
June 2012 federal raid.
Snitch2 = hopes to receive reduced sentence in a drug case, based on cooperation by a family member on his behalf.
Snitch4 = cooperated around February 2010 for receiving a recommendation for a reduced sentence for a violation of federal narcotics and firearms. Was spent $17,000 on his expenses, and paid $18,500 for his info and services to the FBI. He bought 62.5 g crack and firearm from Popeye 4/21/2010, a firearm from Martin Murillo 4/3/2011, and 55 g of crack from Polacko 2/29/2012.
Before 2000, MLDs have about 4 big snitches, 1 in 1981, 1 in 1992, and 2 in 1996.
The 1st 1 who implicated Fernie (Socorro Roldan), a lady D who implicated the 3 lady Ds, and then the 2 and a half at Don Loco 1996 meeting.
MLD 2004 federal raid.
Investigation between CPD and FBI started March 2003. Hit the #2 guy, and previous #2 guy, as well as the #3 guy.
Snitch1 was from a different gang, and information provided was disputed by the other snitches, and was discontinued as a snitch.
Snitch2 = helping FBI since Aug. 2003, because he/she wanted to leave the gang. Paid $4,500.
Snitch3 = became a snitch because he/she wanted to be paid. Was paid $12,000.
Snitch4 = helping since 2004, after caught with possession of a gun.
Snitch5 = a former member of a different gang, cooperated since at least 2002, paid $19,100.
MLD 2011 raid was some federal but more CPD, + 1 C-Note.
Snitch3 = since with FBI summer 2009 after guns found by police, until spring 2010, paid $170.
Snitch4 = since with FBI winter 2009, paid $4,300.
Snitch6 = since with FBI winter 2009 to Oct. 2010, paid $1,400.
Snitch2 = a neutron, or a non-MLD actually, since with FBI summer 2008, paid $3,800. 1 who actively hangs with MLDs.
Nobody with rank was hit here, only drug sellers. Mostly from Talman/Wabansia with 1 from North/Richmond and Rockwell/Le Moyne. 1 of the Talman/Wabansia hit was a senior member of the MLDs, where he was a founding member of Talman/Wabansia called Black Gato, who lived in NW Indiana.
-On September 13, 2011, a group of 4 MLDs drove around in a car wanting to beat up rival gangs. At about 9:17 p.m., at the 2900 block of W. Bloomingdale, they spotted 14 year-old Brian DeLeon, and 19 year-old Esteban Miranda came out with a metal baseball bat. The neutron told them he wasn't a Cobra, and the other 3 MLDs, tried to prevent him from the attacks. At the police station, Miranda was silent, but the other 3 MLDs implicated him. The victim was still in a coma at that time.
Spanish Cobra snitches.
-YLO Cobra snitch called Bones from Avers/Hirsch in the 1990s he snitched on 2 of his boys that did drive-by shootings against random opps, and then took off to Texas.
-The Chicago Police Department received info from a confidential informant (Suave), that an individual would be trafficking a kilo of cocaine, to the parking lot of the McDonald's on Fullerton and Central. He'll be riding a green colored GMC van, around 1 p.m., Nov. 2, 2002. (This snitch tricked on Sabu and Poolstick.).
Operation Snake Charmer.
Snitch1 is not a Cobra, but in a gang that is allies with Cobras. He's been cooperating with the FBI since summer 2007, in hopes of receiving a reduced sentence on a parole violation charge (arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle while on parole). His substantive crime was eventually dismissed by the state, but not at the request of the FBI. He also has a 1st-degree murder conviction as a juvenile. He tricked on the ringleader of the raid, Big Juan and his supplier Haro (whom were CeaseFire employees).
Snitch2 cooperated with the FBI since March 2007, and is a long-time member of the Cobras. He had previously cooperated with the FBI in the early 2000s, earning ~$4,000. He had returned for more money. Paid $4,300 for his services from 2007-2008. He brought crack from Erick Diaz, Monkey, Pickles and his supplier Erick Brito, Laluz, Speedy, and the chief of Fullerton/Tripp Smooth.
Snitch3 = cooperated from August 2007 to December 2007, when FBI caught him breaking off pieces of cocaine for himself, so the FBI had discontinued him as a snitch. He bought crack from Steven Villa and Heavy.
Snitch4 = cooperated with FBI and CPD since October 2007. He was caught and arrested by CPD for delivery of a controlled substance, and that charge has been dismissed. He tricked on GK, a lady Cobra called Rapunzel, and a Latin Lover called Cuba.
Black Disciple snitches.
-1968 (when the gang was called Devil Disciples), their #2 guy, Nicholas Dorenzo, testified to the Senate committee at Washington D.C. on how the gang used the fund money. 6 weeks after he was taken off protection and back in Chicago, he was shot after he left his house, then ran into a gas station.
August 1998 federal raid.
-Robert Allen Jr., 25, the lead person hit, admitted he was responsible for selling 220 pounds of crack in the area of 64th/Normal between September 1996 and August 1998, and agreed to testify against other members, from a life sentence to 20 years, in May 1999.
December 1999 federal raid.
-Robert Allen Jr. and another high-ranking BD, Charles Jackson, had helped authorities identify voices in taped cell-phone calls, which led to the next raid.
Black P. Stone snitches.
1971 federal raid.
-The 1st snitch in the history of the BPSN was James Duffy, 21, also known as James Nevels, who on Feb. 4, 1972, testified how he collected $48/weekly checks for attending a federally financed training center and then kicked money back to gang leaders. He said last Sept., Fort and 1 other defendant held a meeting of about 20 trainees at a center by 67th and Stony Island.
-Adam Battiste (Leto), 30, who was part of the Main 21, was placed on 5 years probation on May 25, 1972, due to testifying against the rest. Assistant U.S. attorney Samuel Skinner said his life is in danger due to his cooperation.
BPSN had a CPD raid 1985 where 26 arrested, due to 2 snitch. Some of the things Anthony Sumner snitched on were:
-The April 30 killing of rival gang member Lindsay Williams and the shooting of Rodney Williams and James Love, both independent drug dealers. The 3 were ambushed in a fast-food chicken restaurant at 63rd Street and University Avenue in retaliation for stealing the baseball cap of a young El Rukn. Alvin Tony, 32, has been charged with murder and attempted murder.
-The July 25, 1983, beating of Maurice Coleman, who languished in a coma until his death April 29. Coleman, who lived in a South Side building owned by the gang, was killed by gang members who thought he was snooping on them. Charged with murder in the beating were Ray Ferguson, 32, Eddie Franklin, 19, Nathaniel Jackson, 29, and Samuel Carter, 21.
-This snitch attended a meeting of gang generals when Fort reportedly ordered the killing of Willie Bibbs, 33, of 4120 S. Prairie Ave. Bibbs was shot to death by 2 men wearing ski masks as he emerged from a South Side tavern on June 15, 1981.
1986 federal raid.
-Anthony Sumner, was what law enforcement needed to get court-approved wiretaps on telephones used by Fort in November 1985, which uncovered the Libyan conspiracy. Sumner began snitching after he was implicated in the March 28, 1985 murder of drug sellers Dee Eggers Vaughn, 30, and Joseph White, 24, whom were tied up, shot and stabbed, in their apartment 1016 E. 41st. Sumner implicated Earl Hawkins for killing them, and ordering him and Nathson Fields to tie them up (Nathson Fields will in decades be exonerated).
Anthony Sumner's mother shot: on October 12, 1987, 3 masked men had shot her in the hip as she approached her home, 50. She survived. The 3 charged were Victor Johnson, 27, Michael Joiner, 28 of Cassopolis, Michigan, and Melvin Buford, 27 (June 1988). Ironically, Melvin Buford is the brother of Sam Buford. The 3 of them were found guilty in October 1988, and each sentenced 20 years late January.
Note: the fall of the BPSN in 1986 is largely due to a cokehead named Sam Buford "Magic." Sam was not a Black P. Stone, but has ties with them. His relation with the BPSN began in 1967 when he dated Eugene Hairston's sister. He began to cooperate with police in early 1986 after he was arrested on charges of attempted murder and unlawful possession of weapons and drugs while still on parole for heroin conviction. He was paid $10,000. Sam Buford testified that he introduced an FBI agent to a senior gang leader, Alan Knox, which resulted in the FBI agent selling an M-72 antitank rocket in July 1986 for $1,850. It was sold to Knox and Melvin Mayes in a south suburban Lansing motel room. Buford has also been in the El Rukn temple during nation meetings, but testified sometimes it wasn't in English.
When asked by defense lawyers if he would use cocaine if it were placed to him in the courtroom, he responded "I'd be mighty tempted."
5 days after the July 31, 1986 telephone conversations, federal agents raided a building owned by the BPSN at 6414-16 S. Kenwood, where Trammel Davis and other gang leaders and their families lived. The antitank rocket which had been equipped with an electronic beeper instead of an explosive was confiscated, as well as 33 other weapons.
-Trammel Davis (Emir Tacu), the highest-ranking snitch (1 of 20 generals), was arrested as part of the Libyan conspiracy charges in August, 1986, and began cooperating in April 1987. He helped prosecutors translate the coded telephone conversations, and he had told authorities that Fort ordered the slaying of Leroy Barber (Hambone), a former employee of Noah Robinson, because Barber was "bothering" him. Trammel was released from prison early August 1988 from finishing his sentence, a 25 year-sentence thrown out and sentenced to 2 years, and placed in the witness-protection program. He joined the BPSN in 1965.
In October 1987, Trammel David's 2 sisters-in-law, were both shot in the leg (Carol Louis, 22, and Virginia, 27) on a 6th floor hallway of the CHA Ida B. Wells Complex, 727 E. 38th.
June 1991 federal testimonies: Harry Evans and Henry Harris (Jeff Fort's sister's husband).
-Harry Evans (General BeBop) testified against Chicago businessman Noah Robinson, who helped the BPSN form a security-guard agency in the mid-'80s in part to allow the gang to legally carry guns. Harry Evans testified that Security Maintenance Service, hired around 30 El Rukns to guard Noah Robinson's Wendy's restaurants in the South and West sides. He also testified that the BPSN received large quantities of cocaine and heroin in the early to mid-'80s through connections established by Robinson, in court against Robinson and 6 high-ranking Stones. Note: Robinson is the half-brother of the Reverend Jesse Jackson.
-Henry Harris (General Toomba), snitched because Jeff Fort's son caught him having an affair with Jeff Fort's wife Diana, and Jeff Fort's son, Antonio, did not tell anyone. Harris testified (also in June 1991) that Fort once ordered his son a beat down in 1986, because he had tried to start his own gang. Over the phone, Fort said "Son, I told you I keep my promises" over the phone. Then, 6 of 14 ambassadors formed a circle around Antonio, 19, and Fort said "Ambassadors, I want you to drum him until I tell you to stop." When the men hesitated, Fort said "I can't hear nothing."
Henry Harris also testified a 1981 meeting between Fort and convicted Milwaukee mob chieftain Frank Balistrieri, in the back room of a smoky bar. where Balistrieri said to Fort, if the El Rukn organization was in need of cash, it should consider selling heroin. According to Harris, Fort was infuriated, and shouted "If you ever bring heroin to the South side of Chicago, around my people, I will come down on you so hard your forefathers in Italy will hear your bones rattling." However, within 3 years, El Rukns were 1 of the largest heroin and cocaine operations in the city. Henry Harris himself was once arrested with Fort in Fort's limousine when they were chased from a traffic stop on December 12, 1980 (age 22). He was among the men testified by Trammel Davis in Nov. 1987 for ordering a hit on Barber conspiracy.
Earl Hawkins and Derrick Kees began cooperating after they were sentenced. Hawkins (CPD raid) began cooperating a few months after being sentenced the death penalty, around 1987 (sentenced August 1986), by Judge Maloney (who later went to federal prison for accepting $10,000 bribe to fix cases). Kees was sentenced 55 years in 1988. However, Hawkins and Kees have snitched on themselves, saying they did the rival-gang Ronnie Bell murder in June 1983 (and J. L. Houston was the getaway driver), which would exonerate Robert Brown and Elton Houston (J. L. Houston's brother) as the triggermen. Robert Brown and Elton Houston were released in October 1989.
The snitch Harry Evans had previously told authorities that the wrong men have been convicted, and implicated Hawkins, Kees, and J. L. Houston. Anthony Sumner had also told authorities that the wrong men have been convicted. (Sumner had 1st testified against Hawkins for the Joseph White and Dee Vaughn murder, and Hawkins had testified aganst Kees for killing Willie Bibbs, and Kees has testified against Nathson Fields for the 1984 double murder of Jerome Smith and Talman Hickman). Hawkins joined the BPSN in 1969, and achieved the rank of officer.
4 Corner Hustler snitches.
-On November 14, 2003, Martise Nunnery met with an assistant state's attorney and a detective on the homicide of Rudy Rangel Jr.
August 1995 federal raid.
4 initial snitches:
-Rickie Harris (Slick Rick) fell off from an 8th floor balcony trying to flee police from being arrested, June 1993, and shortly began cooperating. According to a February 6, 1996 article, Slick Rick was the latest to testify against 8 GD members.
-Reginald Jones (a former member in the mid-'80s) was arrested by the DEA in August 1994 as he picked up 10 kilos of cocaine from his supplier. He then agreed to cooperate. 2 months later, Eric Brownlow delivered 10 kilos to Jones and was arrested for that, and with Brownlow's cooperation, Brownlow's drug boss, Joseph Montgomery, was arrested as Brownlow received a shipment of 50 kilos from him. (Only Jones had been a GD, none were GDs at the time of the raid, and all testified in Feb. 1996).
-Reginal Jones had also sold 3 kilos of cocaine to Russell Ellis (an assistant-governor). Ellis agreed to cooperate and identified Joseph Montgomery as a heavy supplier.
-Charles Banks (Jello), had cooperated with the government (since October 1992 after being arrested in Decatur on drug charges) and arranged to buy 2 ounces in February 1995, along with a undercover CPD posing as his cousin. After the gang learned of his government assistance, Banks, 28, was fatally shot several times in the head June 9, 1995, as he stepped from a car 11000 block of S. Ashland. Quan Ray (Q) had killed him, with a 9mm gun. Darryl Johnson (Pops), a board-member GD, had been charged for ordering the hit. The information from Banks had helped authorities get permission to tap Johnson's phones, who's recordings will play an important role in both trials.
1st trial snitch:
-His death was witnessed by an 18 year-old GD, Alonzo Butler, who was the government's 1st witness. Then Roger Stewart, an assistant-governor GD, warned Alonzo not to tell anyone what he had seen that night. Roger Stewart himself did not witness the death, he was returning from a meeting of GD governors at a Loop hotel when he was paged by Ray and had learned Banks died.
-Travis Stephen, a leader in the GDs, decided to snitch after seeing his friend Charles Banks get killed directly in front of him. Quan Ray, who had killed Charles Banks, had told him he found out he was a snitch due to Darryl Johnson's lawyer. Travis Stephen was charged for murdering Darryl "Blunts" Johnson, 18.
Note: Darryl "Pops" Johnson, 32, and Darryl "Blunt" Johnson, 18, are not related. The younger Johnson was ordered a hit by the older Johnson because the older though he was being a snitch, but the cook county state's attorney had said the younger Johnson was not cooperating.
-McKinley Hayden, 27, testified in early February 1996 in the 1st GD trial in federal court, being the 4th insider to provide intimate details of gang life. Hayden, a former coordinator, lost his rank in 1992 after he challenged a gang governor named William Taylor (Boo Demon) to discuss a dispute, where he was demoted to soldier. A few days later, he was given a physical violation by 3 others in a bar. About a month later, Gregory Shell (Shorty G) asked him to supply Taylor with cocaine, but he instead sold it to Too Short, a high-ranking GD.
-Akera Stigler, 20, testified in early February 1996 in 1st GD trial in federal court, being the 5th insider to do so. In fall 1993, GDs and BDs were playing a friendly game of football against each other. But in the following spring, they were at war. When the war started, Strigler said a gang regent named Steven Pink (Chi Chi) delivered a crate of 10-15 guns, to those working in the alley, and dispatched his troops to 82nd and Drexel, where the BDs had security set up. Stigler was later arrested for drug possession by CPD.
-Robert Crawford, 22, testified in March 1997 in federal court. He moved up 1 level in rank, to chief of security, in Lon City (78th to 83rd, State to Stony Island). While he never met Hoover, he met Gregory Shell, and acted as security for him and others when they visited Lon City. He agreed to cooperate when he sold 2 bags of crack in January 1995 to an undercover cop, after being arrested (he had went to prison at age 17, and came out in 1993). He wore hidden recorders to weekly gang meetings.
-Roger Stewart, the assistant-governor among the 39 GDs hit in fall 1995, had agreed to cooperate in May 1996 and plead guilty. He was the older Johnson's right-hand man.
(Sept. 1997, Quan Ray was found guilty for murdering Charles Banks, and in Nov. 1997, the older Darryl Johnson found guilty for ordering the 2 murders.).
Larry Hoover's girlfriend:
-Bertha Mosby, who had distributed more than 330 pounds of cocaine between 1986 and 1992, was sentenced to 5 years, for testifying against Hoover, March 1997. She had known Hoover since 1970 before their breakup in the early 1990s. She was arrested since at least April 1994.
September 2002 federal raid.
-The drug operation's leader, Richard Epps (Icky Red), a former high-ranking GD leader, had pleaded guilty and testified at the trial against his co-defendants.
Vice Lords - Unknown snitches.
-CPD once pulled over a ~19 year old, he told them their trap locations. The gang beat him up.
Latin King snitches.