Flippa Mafia Released From Federal Prison
Written by adminVibe on October 9, 2022
(ReggaeVibe Media.com) – He was one of Dancehall Reggae’s most talked about artist of the new millennium until he was arrested on a number of charges.
In addition to hits like Repeat, Dem Yah, Mi Nuh Bruk, and Hear Mi Hear, Flippa Mafia is well known for his song Unfinished House, which takes aim at Bounty Killer.
“The Flossing King” Just in time for his 44th birthday on October 31st, Flippa Mafia was granted an early release from prison on parole. The deejay, actual name Andrew K. Davis, was let out of the East Jersey State Prison (EJSP) on October 4, 2022. He was 43 years old. On June 3, 2016, he entered prison.
For being the brains behind a global drug trafficking and money laundering ring, Flippa received a 25-year prison sentence in 2016, and a $250,000 anti-money laundering profiteering fine was also imposed on him.
On a conviction of heroin possession, his sentence could have been as long as 17 years. On another conviction of money laundering, he received an additional eight years in prison.
While he was incarcerated, Flippa apparently finished high school and obtained a bachelor’s degree in education.
For her part in the drug conspiracy, Flippa’s girlfriend Marsha Bernard received a 21-year prison term, and Flippa’s brother Roger Davis received a 20-year sentence. Kemar Davis, another brother, received a sentence as well. They’ve all since been released.
Flippa Mafia was apprehended in 2013 and charged in an indictment issued on January 10, 2014 as a result of “Operation Next Day Air,” a joint investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice, the US Drug Enforcement Administration, and the New Jersey State Police.
Detectives confiscated two firearms, over US$500,000 in cash, and 26 kilograms of cocaine, valued at about US$910,000, during the 2013 investigation. The operation took place in New Jersey, Jamaica, and California.
At the time of the arrest, the Division of Criminal Justice’s Director Elie Honig discussed the operation.
“Working with our federal partners, as well as state, county and local law enforcement, we ensured that the reach of the law was long enough to capture the leaders of this transnational drug syndicate,” Honig said. “After seizing cocaine worth nearly a million dollars in New Jersey, we arrested the alleged ringleaders in Los Angeles.”
In a press release from 2014, Colonel Rick Fuentes, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, stated that “more than US$1.4 million in drugs and cash, along with handguns, were seized from this well-established distribution network that spanned the continent from New Jersey to California and down to Jamaica.” “Operation Next Day Air required us to work seamlessly with our local, county and federal partners to dismantle this active drug ring,” Fuentes said at the time.