In a notable development, a Baltimore man named Jawaun Harris has pleaded guilty to a federal racketeering conspiracy charge for his involvement in the Triple C gang. This guilty plea comes after Harris was connected to various serious crimes, including carjacking, attempted murders, and drug distribution as part of the gang’s activities. The Cruddy Conniving Crutball gang, or Triple C, primarily operated in east Baltimore and engaged in violent acts to establish their reputation and gain respect within the neighborhood. The gang also profited from the sale of narcotics and various criminal activities such as murder, contract killings, robberies, and carjackings. Through social media, the gang identified potential victims and planned retaliations for their crimes, regularly using firearms to carry out their illegal actions. Harris will be sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his participation in the gang’s activities. This case was made possible by leads generated through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives’ National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN).
In Baltimore, Maryland, Jawaun Harris has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to participate in the affairs of a racketeering enterprise. Harris was a member of the Triple C gang, also known as the Cruddy Conniving Crutball gang, which operated primarily in east Baltimore. The gang engaged in various illegal activities, including drug distribution, murder, attempted murder, street robberies, and carjackings. Harris admitted to participating in multiple crimes, including attempted murders and a carjacking. He also acknowledged the use of social media by gang members to identify and locate victims. Additionally, the gang frequently used firearms in their criminal activities. Harris is expected to be sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.
Jawaun Harris, a 24-year-old resident of Baltimore, Maryland, has recently pleaded guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to participate in the affairs of a racketeering enterprise. Harris was a member of the Triple C gang, also known as the Cruddy Conniving Crutball gang, which operated mainly in east Baltimore. The gang was involved in numerous criminal activities, including drug distribution, murder, attempted murder, street robberies, and carjackings.
Harris’s guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland, Erek L. Barron. The plea was given in connection with Harris’s participation in the Triple C gang, which included crimes such as a carjacking, two attempted murders, and a drug distribution conspiracy. Harris admitted to his involvement in these criminal activities and expressed his guilt for his actions.
Jawaun Harris pleaded guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to participate in the affairs of a racketeering enterprise. The charge encompasses Harris’s membership in the Triple C gang and his involvement in various criminal activities, including a carjacking, two attempted murders, and a drug distribution conspiracy.
Announcement of Plea
The announcement of Jawaun Harris’s guilty plea was made by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland, Erek L. Barron. The announcement was made in collaboration with Special Agent in Charge Toni M. Crosby of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division, Chief Robert McCullough of the Baltimore County Police Department, and Acting Commissioner Richard Worley of the Baltimore Police Department. The announcement highlights the seriousness of Harris’s crimes and the collaborative effort between law enforcement agencies to bring justice.
Triple C Gang
The Triple C gang, also known as the Cruddy Conniving Crutball gang, primarily operated in east Baltimore. It was an enterprise with the main purpose of committing violent acts to promote the reputation of the gang and command respect from the neighborhood. The gang benefited financially from selling narcotics, murdering drug dealers, taking contract killings, engaging in street robberies, robbing dice games, and occasionally carjacking vehicles. The members of the gang divided the proceeds of the robberies amongst themselves.
The Triple C gang was involved in a wide range of illegal activities. These activities included drug distribution, murder, attempted murder, street robberies, and carjackings. Jawaun Harris admitted that between 2015 and 2020, he and other Triple C members engaged in more than a dozen murders and numerous non-fatal shootings, robberies, and carjackings. The gang operated with the intention of instilling fear in the community and establishing dominance through violence.
Use of Social Media
Triple C gang members commonly used social media platforms to identify and locate their victims. They also used these platforms to share information regarding possible retaliation for the violent crimes committed by gang members. Social media provided a means for the gang to communicate and coordinate their criminal activities, making it easier for them to carry out their illegal operations.
The use of firearms was prevalent among Triple C gang members during the commission of their crimes. At least 14 firearms were used by gang members to commit various criminal acts. To minimize the risk of being traced through ballistic evidence, gang members traded firearms with each other or other groups. They also limited conversations about criminal plans to members of the Triple C gang and provided feedback to one another to improve their criminal actions.
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