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BGF leader at city jail to testify for government at corruption trial
BGF leader at city jail to testify for government at corruption trial

The Black Guerrilla Family gang leader who prosecutors say essentially took over Baltimore's jail while an inmate there will be the government's star witness against the eight remaining defendants, attorneys said as the trial opened Wednesday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Reeves Harding said the prosecution would demonstrate breathtakingly rampant corruption, "an upside-down world where ... corrections officers took direction from gang leaders." And he said BGF leader Tavon White would help to make that case. Defense attorneys made clear that they will attempt to discredit White's testimony, saying he has cut a deal with prosecutors and can't be trusted....

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