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Larry Hoover Sr. Renounces Gangster Disciples, The Gang He Co-Founded

In the late 1960s Larry Hoover co-founded the ruthless Chicago street gang, the Gangster Disciples. Ultimately, Larry Hoover would be arrested later for the 1973 murder of William Young, being sentenced to 200 years in prison.

Following a 17 year investigation, Hoover received another life sentence for charges of conspiracy, extortion, money laundering, and running a continuing criminal enterprise by leading the gang from state prison. He’s currently behind bars at the United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Security Facility in Florence, Colorado.

A Bid For Freedom:

Wednesday July 6th, reporter Jon Seidel tweeted that Hoover had “renewed his bid for a sentencing break.” This bid came with help from attorney Jennifer Bonjean. Bonjean has also represented R. Kelly and Bill Cosby.

Larry Hoover’s most recent bid for freedom include two handwritten letters directed to the judge and public. In the letters Larry Hoover Sr renounced his affiliation with the Gangster Disciples. He went on to say that he’s  “no longer the Larry Hoover people sometimes talk about, or he who is written about in the papers, or the crime figure described by the government.” Hoover even scoffed at being referred to as a symbol in the streets. Hoover acknowledged he knows “anecdotally that some misguided people ” elevated him to project him as some kind of deity.

“I want nothing to do with it now and forever.”

“I wish this were not so. Regardless, these people are apart from me and do what they do with zero encouragement or direction from me. To be clear, if I had any ability to influence them, I’d ask that they’d forget me and forsake the gang life forever. I have long since renounced my association with any and all criminal organizations and their membership. I want nothing to do with it now and forever.”

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