ALFAMEGA EXPOSED FOR ALLEGED INFORMANT PAST

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Zellars, who records for T.I.’s Grand Hustle Entertainment, is a hulking 6′ 4″, calls himself “The Grand Hustle Muscle,” and proclaims, “I’m a real hood.” What he does not mention, though, is his prior work as a Drug Enforcement Administration informant who snitched out criminal cohorts and testified as a government witness at the trial of an Atlanta heroin trafficker.

The US Gov’t is not playing around when it comes to placing spies amongst us.. T.I. snitch is just the most recent in an increasingly long line of folks who have been working for the police but hanging out with artists and organizers.

Earlier this year we discovered the Katrina relief agency Common Ground which is ran by former Black Panther Malik Raheem was being spied upon by a gentleman who spent years spying on activists in Austin, Tx prior to coming to New Orleans

The organiziing efforts surrounding the fight for Oscar Grant who was killed by BART police in Oakland was also compromised when one of the main militant type ‘organizers’ was a police informant. Now we hear about this situation with T.I.

-Davey D-

Alfamega Exposed For Alleged Informant Past
May 5th, 2009 | Author: Salima Koroma

afmegaThe Smoking Gun recently released documents showing that rapper Alfamega  may have served as an informant and witness for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration during the ‘90s. The Atlanta-based rapper, who signed on to T.I.’s Grand Hustle record label (through Capitol/EMI Records) after serving a seven-year stint in prison until 2002, never revealed that he had agreed to cooperate with authorities in order to get less time in jail.

“I came up in the first projects in the United States; I came up in Techwood Projects,” he told Ballerstatus in an interview last November. “I was in and out of the system since I was nine years old. So, when we were younger, when we were in and out [of the system], it was a badge.”

In 1995, Alfamega entered the system again, facing up to nine years for selling weapons to an undercover agent. According to court documents, he “agreed to cooperate with authorities” to help indict several individuals involved in drug trafficking in order to get his sentence reduced by 18 months.

Rapper and CEO of Grand Hustle Records, T.I., was arrested on weapons charges in 2007 after a sting operation involving his bodyguard, and Alfamega at the scene of arrest.

The rapper had been active in the on-again, off-again feud between Shawty Lo and T.I., as Alfamega was reportedly a lead participant in the fighting that happened at last year’s Dirty Awards in Atlanta. Alfamega subsequently apologized to promoters and fans for his behavior.

Alfamega and Grand Hustle Records spokespeople have yet to comment.

Here’s the smoking gun article

Rap star’s protégé once worked as DEA informant, government witness

 MAY 5–Billed as the protégé of rapper/gun enthusiast T.I., Cedric “Alfamega” Zellars is a convicted felon whose songs brag about his status as an “original gangster” and contain de rigeur references to police tape, automatic weapons, and murder.

Zellars, who records for T.I.’s Grand Hustle Entertainment, is a hulking 6′ 4″, calls himself “The Grand Hustle Muscle,” and proclaims, “I’m a real hood.” What he does not mention, though, is his prior work as a Drug Enforcement Administration informant who snitched out criminal cohorts and testified as a government witness at the trial of an Atlanta heroin trafficker.

Court records show that Zellars began working with law enforcement officials after he was sentenced in September 1995 to 110 months in a federal gun case (Zellars, who had a prior felony robbery conviction, was collared for selling weapons to an undercover federal agent). Zellars “agreed to cooperate with authorities and was debriefed” about the criminal activity of several individuals. “In particular he was debriefed concerning the drug trafficking activities of a Mr. Ali Baaqar,” according to a government court filing, a copy of which you’ll find below. During his cooperation against Baaqar, Zellars met with a DEA agent and a federal prosecutor, and subsequently testified at trial. “Ali Baaqar was convicted of conspiracy to distribute heroin based upon the trial testimony of [Zellars] and others.” In return for his snitching, Zellars had 18 months shaved off his prison term when he was resentenced in July 1997 by Judge J. Owen Forrester. A court order signed by Forrester came after federal prosecutors petitioned the jurist to reduce Zellars’s sentence in light of his “substantial assistance to the Government.” The disclosure of Zellars’s informant past will likely not sit well with rap fans and performers alike, many of whom promote hip-hop’s “Stop Snitching” doctrine. Additionally, since T.I. (real name: Clifford Harris) is soon headed to prison due to the work of a government informant, Zellars’s time as a government asset could be a cause for tension around the Grand Hustle offices. (4 pages)

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Comments

  1. christina says:

    So wait, I’m hoping people are ABOVE all else, doing the math; non-violent felonies, drug felonies, carries a 70% time completed clause before you could be even considered for parole. Which would put you at 7 of a 9 year sentence. Did he really snitch? Or did he cooperate after he was found out?

  2. Excellent deduction, Christina. I’ll need to watch how this unfolds.

  3. flavorblade says:

    “Did he really snitch? Or did he cooperate after he was found out”? christina

    Same thing if he told them something they didn’t know.

  4. Sprizzle says:

    Remember, there’s a difference between being a witness and being a snitch. An informant is a person involved in a criminal act, who then rats out his co-conspirators (aka a Snitch). A witness is a third party, who testifies to the details of a crime they weren’t involved in committing. If you see something illegal going on and bear witness, you are NOT a snitch. You are doing your duty as a citizen for your community. Remember, today, John Doe might be getting shot or robbed. Tomorrow you could be the victim if you say nothing and the predator stays out. The misguided doctrine of silence in our community is one of the reasons our murder rate is so high… Nobody faces the consequences of committing the fratricide if there are no witnesses. Meanwhile our children and our elders are held hostage to domestic terrorists.

  5. @Christina

    Baby I understand what you’re saying but violent or not Federal sentencing guidelines are a bit different. You have to do 85-90% of your time. If you get hit with 10 years you’re doing 8.5 to 9 years of that time point blank. That’s everyone doing dirt would prefer State time instead of Fed time. State time varies from state to state. Some states you’re elgible for parole after doing 50% of your time, in some cases 60% you’re elgible for parole. They oftentimes don’t give you parole the first year you’re elgible. I have a realtive going through that right now he’s trying to get paroled into a halfway house. I have no respect for anyone who does dirt gets caught then snitches!

  6. T.I. is a snitch of snitches get ya mind right. His whole team is rats and he’s the ring leader. Lock both of these clowns up and throw away the key . You want to be gangsta’s need to serve gangsta time. 25 to life puto’s

  7. Confuzed says:

    Whats the deal?

    He snitched on drug dealing scum! Get the sh*t heroin outta here! Hope more people snitch dealers and criminals.

    Killin your own people! Fools n ignorant!

  8. Snitch ass motherfucka. Fuck the bullshit…this bamma a rat!

    If ya’ll think otherwise, then ya’ll are just dumb as fuck, or a snitch your damn self.

    If you wanna get down and get paper livin that life, then this snake shit isn’t apart of it. Unfortunately it seems like it’s the coo thing to do nowadays.

    Don’t get into that life if you can’t ride it out….You gotta take the good with the bad, and the reality is that most of us finna end up locked up if this what we wanna do.

    The funniest thing is that this motherfucka did that snake shit for 18 fuckin months…18 months? Let me know where my cell at and wake me up fam…haha that ain’t shit. Just shows how bitch this kid is…Only time I’d ever think about it, is if my fam double crossed me and the shit got thick….but even then, there’s other ways to deal with it…