BMF Entertainment’s main rapper Bleu DaVinci was sentenced to five years and four months in federal prison, after being convicted for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
The rapper was accused and convicted of distributing multiple kilos of cocaine starting around 2003 through a multi-city drug network controlled by Black Mafia Family’s founders, Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and his brother, Terry “Southwest T” Flenory.
DaVinci, born Barima McKnight and nine other remaining defendants in the government’s case against BMF were handed down sentences yesterday (October 29) ranging from 5 years to 16 in federal prison.
Prosecutors accused the BMF organization of running a massive, multistate cocaine empire based out of Los Angeles and Atlanta.
BMF, which was founded in the early 1990’s in Detroit, earned over $270 million dollars by distributing cocaine throughout the country.
Over 500 people were associated with BMF in numerous states, including Florida, Michigan, Georgia, California, Missouri and Tennessee.
In September of 2008, both Flenory brothers were sentenced to 30 years in prison each for overseeing the drug empire.
In addition to 40 other co-conspirators, the brothers’ 60-year-old father, Charles Flenory was even sentenced to 18 months in prison, for using drug proceeds to pay for renovations on Terry’s house.
In June of 2008, famed Hip-Hop jeweler Jacob “The Jeweler” Arabov was also sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison, for falsifying records and giving false statements to investigators and helping to launder the drug money.
Prosecutors believed DaVinci also took over BMF’s operations while the Big Meech, Southwest T and a third in command - Chad “J-Bo” Brown were awaiting their sentences.
Brown had previously refused to cooperate with authorities and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.