R U A TRUE GANGSTA DICIPLE
In 1974, after the death of David Barksdale, Hoover was appointed the new president of the Black Gangster Disciple Nation. Two years later, Jerome "Shorty" Freeman (who was a candidate for the Nation's presidency) left the BGDN, making the Black Disciples and the Black Gangster Disciples separate organizations. Even in prison, Hoover seemed to have great influence. On July 22, 1978, an inmate riot at the Pontiac Correctional Center in Illinois resulted in the death of three corrections officers. This uprising was rumored to have been ordered by Hoover. 18 inmates were indicted; ten were acquitted after an 11-week trial. Charges against Hoover and seven others were eventually dropped.
In 1995, the government launched Operation Headache with the goal of hurting the group's leadership and crippling their operations. On August 31, 1995, Hoover was arrested at Vienna by federal agents. Thirty-eight other Gangster Disciples were also arrested. The trials were held in three groups; the trial of Hoover's group began on March 19, 1997. Wiretaps of Hoover's conversations that were obtained in prison via a badge worn by his visitors were presented in court. On June 18, 1998, Hoover was sentenced to six life terms, seven terms of 20 years, three four-year terms, and one five-year term under federal mandatory sentencing guidelines, with all sentences running concurrently and in addition to the 150-200-year sentence he received for his 1973 murder conviction
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