On Tuesday U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. sentenced Ronald Walker to 10 years in federal prison.  Ronald Walker was accused of a drug conspiracy with VH1 celebrity Mendeecees Harris and his brother Tyrus Harris, who are both still awaiting Trial.


Democrat & Chronicle Reports:

Walker was ordered to forfeit assets totaling $2.5 million to the United States, which represented the amount of proceeds from the drug trafficking conspiracy.

A news release from the United State’s Attorney’s office reports that between 2005 and August 2012, Walker was part of a conspiracy to distribute cocaine and heroin between New York City and Rochester.

Walker arranged for the distribution of cocaine and heroin while he was in New York City through others to individuals who were transferring the drugs to Rochester and distributing them. Walker pleaded guilty in August to trafficking cocaine and heroin.

In addition, Walker laundered drug proceeds by placing at least $911,000 in cash in safe deposit boxes opened by other people to conceal the proceeds. Authorities seized the cash in August 2012, as well as approximately $615,000 in cash from two residences connected to the defendant.

Walker agreed to forfeit all of that cash, as well as a 2012 Range Rover, some jewelry and two properties located in Corona, New York, and Union City, Georgia.

Also accused of involvement in the conspiracy are Mendeecees Harris, who has played a prominent role in a popular VH1 show, and his brother, Tyrus Harris.

The two are still awaiting trial.

The case against Mendeecees Harris has occasionally been a topic on the show, Love & Hip Hop, which features Harris and his girlfriend, Yandy Smith.

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