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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Jacob the Jeweler forfeits $2 million

Known as "Jacob the Jeweler" to the Hip Hop community, born Jacob Arabov, has forfeited $2 million dollars in illegal proceeds. Now this is part of his plea agreement conviction for laundering drug profits for a nationwide drug conspiracy network. Arabov was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison for lying to federal authorities about the ownership of $5 million worth of jewelry seized from Terry Flenory, co-head of the notorious Black Mafia Family that ran within the United States from 1990-2005. The Black Mafia Family was founded by the Flenory brothers Demetrius "Meech” and Terry “Southwest P” back in the early 90s. Police started paying close attention to the organization when the group began publicly promoting themselves in Hip-Hop circles throughout Atlanta (Young Jeezy, Bleu DaVinci). They began throwing lavish parties, creating DVDs, and having a prominent Billboard in the city. (A billborad??? Out of control)
So in 2005, a series of drug raids and turning key members into informants effectively the broke down the drug trafficking organization. The Flenory brothers were sentenced to 30 years in prison last year. SMH... see what happens when you start showing off???

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