Meet Larry Hoover the Black man serving 285-year jail term

Meet Larry Hoover the Black man serving 285-year jail term

- Larry Hoover, a Black man from Mississipi serves a 285-year jail term for rather infamous crimes

- The notorious man grew up in a rowdy environment and started moving with serious gangs when he was only 13

- Kanye West has personally requested that Larry's sentence be pardoned but that is yet to see any success

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A Black man from Mississipi named Larry Hoover is currently serving a 285-year jail term for his infamous crimes that he committed when he was younger.

According to, Larry was born in 1950 but grew up in Chicago after his family moved north when he was just a toddler.

The reports indicate that Larry ending up in jail serving such a huge sentence may be shocking but not entirely unexpected.

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When he was only 13, Hoover was already on the streets with the Supreme Gangsters. Later in his teens, the notorious young man became instrumental in the Gangsters joining forces with another group headed by David Barksdale.

Together, this new gang was called the Black Gangster Disciple Nation, or Gangster Disciples for short. By the time he turned 20, Hoover was reportedly head of the Gangster Disciples and overseeing daily profits of about $1,000.

His first jail sentence came in 1973 over the murder of 19-year-old William Young. Hoover stood accused along with Andrew Howard, a fellow gang member.

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The two gentlemen were sentenced to serve 150-200 years in jail, which was a total of six life sentences at the Stateville Correctional Center in Illinois.

During his time in prison, the smart man became liked by everyone as he developed a reputation for ensuring discipline in the facility and avoiding crime at all cost.

Little did many people know that Hoover was using 'good works' as a front for illegalities and worse, had been running his gang from inside prison.

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Hoover was discovered and freshly sentenced according to new charges of extortion, money laundering, conspiracy and running an illegal enterprise. Now, he serves a 285-jail term.

Reports have it that the likes of Kanye West have been petitioning that his sentence is reduced but that has not happened yet.

In other news, a young, smart and beautiful Ghanaian lawyer by name Kadijah Amoah has received a massive appointment as Country Director of Aker Energy Ghana Ltd, effective 1 February 2020.

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