Roc-A-Fella Co Founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke Pleads Guilty On Drug Conspiracy Charges
News report below by Rolling Stone:
Roc-A-Fella co-founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke is facing a minimum of five years behind bars for conspiracy to distribute more than 1,000 kilos of marijuana. The figure was reduced to 100 kilograms as part of a plea deal in which he agreed to forfeit $660,000 in cash, his house in North Bergen, New Jersey and a 2010 BMW 750. Burke will be sentenced on May 18th.
Burke, who co-founded Roc-A-Fella with Jay-Z and Damon Dash in the Nineties but left the company in 2004, was busted with more than 50 others in a federal drug sting called Operation Green Venom. The sting targeted a massive drug trafficking operation that dominated much of the wholesale pot market in New York City.
In the 2010 drug bust, authorities say the distribution of drugs interconnected from South Florida to New York with the same transportation network that went to supply customers in New Jersey and New York.
The 18-month investigation was called “Operation Green Venom,” and was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations directorate and the DEA, with assistance from police agencies in New Jersey, New York, Florida, Maryland and North Carolina.
Burke and others copped a plea and you can read it here.