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14 more officers indicted in Baltimore jail corruption case


April 23, 2013: Authorities say a Baltimore gang member ran a corruption ring from behind bars. Tavon White, who was named in the indictment, allegedly impregnated four prison guards (

Federal prosecutors have indicted 14 more Baltimore corrections officers on charges of drug possession and drug distribution in an ongoing case investigating criminal activity involving guards and inmates at the city's main jail. 

The indictments, released this week, allege that officers assisted the Black Guerilla Family prison gang in running a lucrative drug operation behind bars. 

But the close relations didn't stop there, at least in some alleged cases. Prosecutors say that the leader of the Black Guerilla Family (BGF, for short), one Tavon White, was having sexual relations with no fewer than four female corrections officers. According to court documents, White impregnated all of the women, and so great was his hold on one of them that she got his first name tattooed on her wrist. 

The drug operation, was kept running, prosecutors allege, with the help of contraband cell phones, smuggled in via female officers' female officers' hair, underwear, and body cavities. One officer, the documents allege, smuggled an ounce of marijuana into the jail every day through her private parts. 

"If folks are behind bars but still have leadership and authority, they’re able to order things to happen out on the street. They’re able to order drugs and contraband delivered to the facility," Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein told CBS Baltimore.

The latest indictments bring the total number of indicted BGF gang members and their affiliates to 44. Of those, 27 are Baltimore corrections officers. 

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