Wu-Tang Clan Were Probed By FBI In 1999 Murders
Woah! Did you know the FBI once investigated the Wu-Tang Clan, in connection with two New York murders dating back to 1999?
Newly-leaked documents, unearthed by SILive.com, from the federal trial of Staten Island drug kingpins, Anthony and Harvey Christian, reveal that the Feds were looking into the possibility that members of the Wu-Tang Clan ordered the murders of two drug dealers in the late 1990s.
In documents, investigators believed that the two victims -- one being 17-year-old Jerome "Boo Boo" Estella -- were targeted, in part, because they had robbed family members of RZA and Raekwon.
"A couple of weeks before the Boo Boo shooting, Uncles (the street name of drug supplier-turned-informant Paul Ford) told Humphreys about a Blood named Boo Boo who just came home from jail," the documents state. "He stated that Boo Boo had robbed RZA's little brother and had also gotten into something with the Christian brothers... Uncles was talking about Boo Boo and said that he had just come home and robbed RZA's brother and that they would likely come after him for that. Humphreys believes Uncles was referring to members of Wu Tang."
The filings also point out that the other victim, Corey "Shank Bank" Brooker, was thought to have robbed RZA's brother and Raekwon's cousin, prompting a hit by the rap legends.
"Ford stated that he had previously heard that Shank Bank was killed by Phife (ph). Ford believes that Phife collected money from RZA for executing the hit," the filing reads.
In a statement, Christian's lawyer Michael Gold suggested that the liability in the murder of Estella doesn't end with his client.
"These reports seem to suggest someone else was liable for those murders. I'm not suggesting that Wu-Tang committed these crimes. The FBI did," Gold said, SILive.com reports. "What I'm trying to ascertain is their stated belief in an official file that Wu-Tang ordered this homicide."
At this time, Brooker's murder remains unsolved.