Pittsburgh rapper Jimmy Wopo was gunned down in June, just as his career as a rap star was taking off.
Jimmy Wopo was preparing to sign with Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang imprint when he was shot and killed on June 18.
But feds have a different view of Jimmy wopo, claiming he was actually the boss of a violent gang.
Earlier this week, the FBI in Pittsburgh unveiled an indictment charging three men with violating the RICO (Racketeering Influence and Corrupt Organizations) Act.
The FBI claims Jimmy Wopo was the leader of the 11 Hunnit gang.
They allege the defendants were members of the 11 Hunnit street gang, which conspired to commit murder, robbery, and drug trafficking from 2015 until the present day.
“11 Hunnit members were required to commit acts of violence to maintain membership and discipline within the gang. 11 Hunnit funded their criminal enterprise from various sources, including drug trafficking and robberies,” a statement by the FBI said.
“These funds were used for gang purposes, including obtaining weapons and maintaining their lifestyle. The gang spread warnings and propaganda, and bragged about its misdeeds, through rap videos,” the FBI said.
The three defendants charged in the case are: Dionte Griffin, aka L Gzz, aka El Gwopo, aka Fat Boii, Sydney Pack, aka Lane, aka 018 Lane and Richard Kelly, aka Rack Boy, aka RB, 23.
Each one of the defendants faces 20 years to life in prison.
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