Flippa, accused of running a drug network with roots in Jamaica and across the United States., was found guilty in a New Jersey courthouse of first-degree distribution of cocaine, second-degree money laundering, and second-degree conspiracy in relation to the ring.
The network allegedly involved two of his brothers, Kemar and Roger, who plead guilty to drug possession charges months earlier. Also including men based in New Jersey and Philadelphia, the ring allegedly facilitated the shipment of cocaine from California to New Jersey and Philadelphia.
New Jersey Acting Attorney General John J Hoffman said of Thursday’s ruling, “This verdict sends a powerful message to the suppliers who traffic narcotics into New Jersey and fuel addiction and violence in our communities — no matter where you live, we’re going to investigate you, track you down, and bring you to justice.”
The ruling concludes a four-year-long investigation which started when agents from the Camden High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office seized eight kilograms of cocaine found in a package addressed to Flippa and New Jersey-based co-defendant,Marsha Bernard. Further investigation seized hundreds of thousands in cash, guns and over 26 kilograms of cocaine, valued at over US$1 million.
Bernard was also convicted of first-degree distribution of cocaine and second-degree money laundering.
Flippa Mafia, also known as Flippa Moggela is known for songs such as Unfinished House and Hear Mi Hear and was famous for throwing money into crowds during shows and parties.