To the dismay of many that were hoping for an early release of Demetrius ‘Big Meech’ Flenory, it looks like the rumors of that happening were all a hoax put out by a particular website to get more views. The thirst is real!
According to Lead Stories, President Obama did NOT grant “Meech” a pardon – or at least as of yet.
Here is the gist:
A fake story trending on social media purports that President Obama has pardoned “Big Meech” Demetrius Flenory and that the “Black Mafia Family” founder will be released from a federal prison in March.
It is a hoax story intended to lure unsuspecting readers to create huge traffic for a fake news website, Lead Stories can confirm.
The report does correctly (sort of) say that Flenory, 47, wrote a jailhouse letter asking Obama to pardon him from his drug trafficking convictions. But it was a letter written from prison in 2013, and not recently as the report stated.
Flenory is serving a 30-year sentence in the U.S. Penitentiary at Lompoc, California, a medium security prison. He is scheduled for release in 2032.
Below is an actual copy of the handwritten letter written by Big Meech back in 2013.
While I am sure the Black Mafia leader still shares the same sentiments as expressed in this letter, there is no evidence that he has publicly reached out to the President again since this letter was written.
Check out my story ‘Big Meech Asks For Pardon‘ on Gorilla Convict for more details about the letter.
The story quickly grew legs and set the internet ablaze with many believing that the Black Mafia Family boss would be released by the end of the month.
Obama still has a few months left in the White House, and he has been very hands on with inmate rehabilitation and justice reform agendas. Could there still be a possibility for him to sign the big boss out of the clink?
Hey- if Donald Trump can possibly be our new president, then any and all things are possible.
I guess the (crime) world will just have to wait and see…
Lead Stories’ Trendolizer constantly scours social nets for trending hoaxes so that we may better inform you. Remember, just because it is trending, doesn’t mean it’s true.