Black Guerrilla Family

East Baltimore gang boss sentenced to life in prison for ordering the murder of police informant

East Baltimore gang boss sentenced to life in prison for ordering the murder of police informant

An East Baltimore man was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday for ruling over a murderous branch of the Black Guerrilla Family street gang and ordering the execution of a police informant.

Gerald "Geezy" Johnson, 35, showed no emotion as a federal judge in Baltimore handed down the harshest possible penalty.

“He poses a grave danger,” U.S. District Judge James Bredar told the courtroom. “Perhaps the greatest danger of any defendant the court has ever sentenced.”

A woman scoffed from the gallery.

In a two-month trial, prosecutors described Johnson as the overlord of the ruthless East Baltimore gang.

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