Accused Baltimore gang leader to plead guilty

Lawyer said 15-year sentence to be sought

September 14, 2010|By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun

Todd Duncan, who is accused of running the Baltimore operation of the Black Guerrilla Family prison gang, plans to plead guilty Tuesday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Baltimore to a drug conspiracy charge, his lawyer said.

Attorney Robert H. Waldman said Wednesday that both he and prosecutors agreed to recommend a 15-year sentence as part of the plea deal and sentencing is expected to be held in 45 to 60 days.

Duncan is one of 14 alleged BGF members indicted on a racketeering charge, which carries a possible life sentence that the plea agreement allows him to avoid. Court documents allege that Duncan was dealing drugs and recruiting gang members while working for a city-funded nonprofit intended to steer young people away from gangs and violence.

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