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Informant gets time served for helping feds convict New York City drug kingpin Kenneth ‘Supreme’ McGriff

April 8, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Informant gets time served for helping feds convict New York City drug kingpin Kenneth ‘Supreme’ McGriff

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A government informant who assisted in bringing down the drug boss Kenneth ‘Supreme’ McGriff years ago received time served for his help.

Barry Mungo, imprisoned for 11 years, was sentenced by Federal Judge Frederic Block in Brooklyn last week, the New York Daily News reported.

Judge Block noted that similar sentences were imposed on others who assisted the government against the Queens-based drug boss years ago.

However, the 43-year-old informant won’t be freed yet. He still faces five years for a parole violation in Pennsylvania.

Kenneth ‘Supreme’ McGriff pictured here with rap icon Jay-Z

Mungo’s attorney, Steven Zissou, said if it weren’t for individuals like Mungo, McGriff would still be out on the streets. His client was continually being transferred because of threats.

In 2007, Mungo pleaded guilty to his role in the murders of two men.

On Thursday, he apologized to their relatives, stating that he would “carry the weight of pain the rest of my life.” Still, Mungo emphasized that he is “not the person I was before.”

Kenneth ‘Supreme’ McGriff, 56, is now serving life behind bars after a 2007 conviction for charges including racketeering, murder-for-hire, and drug trafficking.

He evaded a death sentence when the jury couldn’t collectively agree on capital punishment.

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