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Gang leader who impregnated 4 prison guards gets reduced sentence

Tavon White used to run his Baltimore jail. He later testified to the vast network of smuggling drugs and cell phones that he and other gang members had been part of, and both a federal judge and prosecutor praised him for his work on the case.

In a scandal that has lasted over two years and has seen 35 different defendants plead guilty to involvement in the scheme, White described how the Black Guerrilla Family gang ran a smuggling operation inside the prison itself. White has even fathered four children with corrections officers during his time there.
As part of a deal for his part in testifying, White will not serve additional time for his part in the conspiracy. Instead, his 12-year sentence will run concurrently with the 20-year sentence he was already serving for attempted murder.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Harding noted that White “assumed a risk he will have to live with the rest of his life” and that “his whole life is going to be different now.”

But not everyone was pleased with White’s deal. Prosecutors in the case played up White’s role, even playing recordings in which White can be heard bragging, “This is my jail.”

“He got a hell of a lot better deal than he deserved,” said Edward Sussman, a defense attorney whose client, a corrections officer, was acquitted. “The government paid too much for his testimony.”

“I don’t think he was particularly believable,” Sussman added, noting that he was able to poke holes in White’s story easily.

However, Harding pointed out that even White’s involvement in the gang-run conspiracy was positive. “He became a peacemaker in the facility,” Harding said. “He made the place less violent.”

White will be returning to prison to finish out his sentence, but it will probably not be the same prison he used to “run.”

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Comment by Big Shot... on February 19, 2015 at 3:00am

Yeah, hes smart alright, so smart that hes doing 20+ yrs.. If he was smart he wouldnt be in there for that long. He must not have any money cause if he did, Im sure his lawyer could get him out of there much sooner then that (I wouldnt stay if i had to lose some of my fortune, you cant get life back.). Hes given up everything, hes a snitch, worked with the police to the point the courts commended him for his help in bringing down the whole operation? Hes finished in Maryland. He might not make it out of there either. And if I had money stashed, the last thing Im gonna do is get a bunch of women pregnant, (if hes doing that now Im sure he started that when he was in the streets, no telling how many baby mama's hes got out there. It is B-More., its so common.) Now whenever he does get out, if he has anything, all of these women are gonna be hunting him down for it. This cant be a happy ending anyway you slice it..

Im willing to bet my last buck that those women knew him from the street and all he did was run the same old tired game that he did out there, in side the jail. Those chicks are just dumb birds. Stupid whores, thats another reason why women shouldnt be working in an all male correctional facility... If a half decent guy with a little game putting the pressure on everyday several times a day, on those 12-16hr shifts, some are bound to get weak (theyre seeing him half dressed all the time). Thats all it is, there's no brilliance here, just weak horny, or whorish women, in a jail with a bunch of horny sexually deprived men.

Theyre idiots, what can a man facing 20+ do for you after he gets you pregnant? Even if he has a stash, what about that kid that had no pops, because she choose to get knocked up by a lifer? How about their careers, down the drain instantly because of their actions. They can never get a job like that ever again. Baby on the way, shes pregnant, cant get a job, can barely get around without a hard time. This is ignorance at its best. Because some officials deemed him a mental giant due to him bagging a few chicken heads in a prison, doesnt mean he is this man of mental greatness. They just dont want to take responsibility for hiring the type of women they did. They probably didnt even pass the psychological testing, many get passed through these days, CO's, and police officers, thats why we have all of these nutts killing people and such. They may have not even been qualified to be there.

Comment by Dee Nice on February 16, 2015 at 11:19pm
Damn ladies, sleeping with a prisoner and and getting pregnant by him! I know there's a shortage of men , but dang! Is it worth losing ur job over!
N**** must b packing, or a smooth operator!
Comment by Carlos Louhisdon on February 15, 2015 at 12:04am

He will be lucky if he lives to exit that prison, even if he gets out he's a marked man for life without a doubt. 

Comment by GUNMAN ah Come on February 14, 2015 at 12:04am
I met Tavon White at Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Va. I worked there for 8 months on a nursing assignment for Nursefinders 4/13 to 12/13. I came in contact with Mr. White several times and can only speak of what I've seen. This guy is not only smart, but intelligent and respectful. He made the guards and other staff stop sweating him by just being a regular inmate. He was already one step ahead of them when he came in. They warden had already circulated the fact that non of the staff, especially the females was to be caught talking to this man, due to his propensity to manipulate prison employees. Disappointed to see him snitch, being a leader and all, but that's the game. Live by it, die by it. The individual I saw could've ran a fortune 500 company or some successful establishment in XYZ's industry. He has it! But it's mind boggling when revealed that he's no monster, a peacemaker no doubt. Jail is a totally different animal, people fail to realize this unless they've worked in one. Being able to organize anything amongst a jailed mentality is a feat within itself. To get only 20 years, the 12 years is basically dismissed, as it runs concurrent with the 20. S***, I want his lawyer. Dude is in his early to mid 30's, out by mid 50's, witness protection on fleek, 3 hots and a cot.... Who says crime don't pay?
Comment by Dave on February 13, 2015 at 2:38pm
If dude was really smart he would say he was taken advantage of by the CO's while in jail and forced to perform sexual favors.
Comment by dao on February 13, 2015 at 1:32pm
He did what he had to do, lot of people idolize people like this, he'll probably get a movie deal when he comes out or a book at least.
Comment by Roots aka TJ What De Ras on February 13, 2015 at 12:29pm
But he's a snitch. He's life will never be the same if he stay in his area

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