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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