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#1 Jan 23, 2011
I've heard some interesting stories about these guys. anyone care to comment?
#2 Jan 23, 2011
i heard they have carried out many hits. I heard about one in blackburn prison not too long ago
#3 Jan 24, 2011
i happen to be one of the original members of the cornbread mafia. we dont do murder or extortion or theft of any kind but if you STEAL from one of us or hurt one of us god better have mercy on you because we wont. And we wont stop till its done either.It may take days, months or even years but look over your shoulder the rest of your life.cause one of us will be there.
#4 Jan 24, 2011
The Cornbread Mafia was a organized crime syndicate based in Marion County, Kentucky, first made public in June, 1989, when federal prosecutors revealed that 70 white Catholic men, mostly from Marion County, but also two adjacent counties, Nelson and Washington, were arrested for organizing a marijuana trafficking ring that stretched across the midwest.
The name was first used by law enforcement, when they realized the scope of the organization. The name was part of an effort to invoke the RICO statute, adding time to everyone's sentence, and allowing the government to seize the group's assets.
Beginning with "The Minnesota 17", 70 Kentuckians were accused of growing 182 tons of marijuana on 29 farms in 10 states, including Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas, which federal prosecutors considered to be the "largest domestic marijuana syndicate in American history."
By the end 1991, prosecutors had arrested more than 100 members of the Cornbread Mafia, mostly from Lebanon, Kentucky.
For much of the 80s, the Cornbread Mafia was reported upon by photojournalist Steve Lowery and print journalist Al Cross.
By 2007, the term "cornbread mafia" had come to mean general Southern-style corruption. There is also a song by Molly Hatchet called Cornbread Mafia and a now-defunct band that called itself Cornbread Mafia.
Johnny BooneThe most notable member of the Cornbread Mafia was and is Johnny Boone, who was the ringleader of the Minnesota-based marijuana ring busted in October, 1988, for which he served about 15 years in prison. In June 2008, police discovered Boone growing 2,400 marijuana seedlings on his farm outside of Springfield, Kentucky in Washington County. If arrested, Boone would likely serve life in prison without parole because the bust would be his third federal strike under the Three Strikes Law. Consequently, Boone became a fugitive and the subject of a segment of America's Most Wanted. Johnny Boone's Facebook fan page has greater than 1,000 supporters. There has also been a song written, of questionable quality, saluting Johnny Boone.
#5 Jan 24, 2011
Then is a Band called Cornbread Mafia.
#6 Jan 24, 2011
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