Today In Hip-Hop: Murder Inc. Founders Acquitted Of Money Laundering

On this day, December 2, in hip-hop history... 2005: Nine years ago today, in Brooklyn's federal courthouse, Murder Inc. founders Irv and Chris Lorenzo Gotti were acquitted of all counts of money laundering. The two were accused of conducting a financial transaction involving the proceeds of specified unlawful activity and conspiracy of committing money laundering with funds allegedly supplied by convicted drug lord Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff, an individual that the two brothers claimed they grew up with in Queens. Prosecutors claimed that Murder Inc. poured thousands of dollars into phony corporations controlled by McGriff, including Picture Perfect Films, a film company ...

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