Yeah man a suh di ting set up. All things are possible it is often said. So just maybe those hell bent on getting rich dying or ending up in bondage don’t really mind at all. I mean what is 25 years with a possibility of parole in 12 years if you are under 40 years of age. One has to ponder on that, or I do at least.
I refuse to now believe that criminals are of the view that they cannot be caught or that they can buy out every system. That just cannot be. What is crystal clear, is greed has no red light. It runs on one light only and that is green. There is never a time that criminals say enough is enough. Mi good, mi can live pon dis. Mek mi go straight now and easy mi self. No sireeeee, greed is an addiction unto itself and people from all walks of life seem to fall prey to this addiction. They lose all sight of sound reasoning, because the glitz, the glamour. The hero worship and hail up from all quarters gives them a sense of godly status. The need to prove you are somebody by flaunting the dollar bills first, clearly gives a high that could quite possible be on the same level as the crack cocaine addict. The crack addict who takes their first hit which lands them to the golden city returning just as fast to the hell hole from whence they came. Pulling on that crack pipe again and again trying to take that trip to the golden city but never on the same route and never to return to that city. Instead remaining in hell hole no matter how many times they pull on that crack pipe. Full-fledged addiction as they truly believe they will get there again.
Greed is somehow related to that experience. Prison certainly has an audience and as the superintendent states in the article below, Flippa Mafia can very well entertain his cell mates whilst he is doing time. I do not believe he will be able to floss as much though as prison garb and the flow of dollars hardly mixes in that environment. It is noteworthy to observe the intelligence involved in this operation. The goal was to dismantle and incarcerate the criminals. With a prosecution and various agencies involved in this operation, the goal was definitely achieved. Do you think if the reverse were to have taken place in Jamaica with the intelligence we have, would the end result be the same? I am not asking for a speech neither am I asking whose role is what and who is who. As difficult as it is for us to answer a simple question without a thesis as the response, talk di tings an give me a 2 letter word. Wi corner well dark u hear mi, dark!!!!!!!
Flippa Mafia gets 25 years
(Jamaica Observer) Friday, June 03, 2016 | 12:12 PM 31 Comments
NEW JERSEY, United States — Dancehall deejay Flippa Mafia was given a 25-year sentence when he appeared in the Camden Superior Court in New Jersey, this morning.
The 37-year-old Jamaican entertainer, whose given name is Andrew Davis, was also ordered to pay a US$250,000 anti-money laundering profiteering penalty.
“Andrew Davis thought he could live the good life in Jamaica with the hundreds of thousands of dollars he and his brothers reaped by shipping cocaine from California into New Jersey,” said Acting Attorney General Lougy at the sentencing.
In December 2015, Flippa Mafia was found guilty of first-degree distribution of cocaine, second-degree money laundering, and second-degree conspiracy.
For their involvement, the deejay’s brothers – Kemar and Roger Davis – were sentenced in March to 20 and 10 years, respectively.
Known in dancehall circles as the Flossing King and Flippa Moggela, the entertainer was known for hurling hundreds of dollar notes into the crowd during his performances. His more popular songs include Unfinished House and Hear Mi Hear.
‘Flippa Mafia’ sentenced to 25 years, will be performing in the prison halls now – cop
(Jamaica Gleaner) Friday | June 3, 2016 | 1:49 PM
The 37-year-old artiste was this morning sentenced to 25 years in a US prison for his role in a drug ring that shipped cocaine into New Jersey through the US mail service.
He will not be eligible for parole before 12 years in prison.
Superior Court Judge John T. Kelley handed down the sentence in Camden Superior Court in New Jersey this morning.
He also ordered Davis to pay a US$250,000 anti-money laundering profiteering penalty.
On December 17, 2015, a Camden County jury found Davis guilty of first-degree distribution of cocaine, second-degree money laundering, and second-degree conspiracy.
Davis was also charged with leading a narcotics trafficking network, but the jury could not reach a unanimous verdict on that charge.
He will face a new trial on that charge, which carries a sentence of life in prison, with 25 years in prison before he becomes eligible for parole.
“Andrew Davis should have stuck with his music career instead of shipping cocaine, because now he’ll be performing in the prison hall instead of dance halls,” Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, Colonel Rick Fuentes, said after sentence was handed down.
Meanwhile, acting Attorney General Lougy said Davis made a “big mistake” in underestimating how far the authorities would go to catch him.
“Davis thought he could live the good life in Jamaica with the hundreds of thousands of dollars he and his brothers reaped by shipping cocaine from California into New Jersey,” he said.
Davis’ co-defendant, Marsha Bernard, was sentenced in February to 21 years in state prison, and must serve six years before she becomes eligible for parole.
The deejay’s brothers, Kemar and Roger Davis, previously pleaded guilty too and was sentenced in March to 20 years in prison, with 12 years of parole before he becomes eligible for parole.
Roger Davis was sentenced to 10 years, with three years of parole ineligibility.
Flippa Mafia was arrested in ‘Operation Next Day Air’, a multi-agency investigation led by the New Jersey State Police, Division of Criminal Justice and US Drug Enforcement Administration.
Six other defendants in Operation Next Day Air pleaded guilty and were sentenced to state prison sentences ranging from three years to 16 years.