DEMETRIUS “Big Meech” Flenory’s charity work from behind bars could potentially aid him in getting an early prison release as the new biopic, BMF, scores rave reviews.
Big Meech is the focus of the highly anticipated biopic BMF, produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, which has premiered to rave reviews.
The 53-year-old, who is serving a 30-year prison sentence for drug trafficking, had previously fought for an earlier release, but he can continue to plead his case according to an attorney who recently represented him.
Attorney Wade Fink, who has secured the release of about a dozen people from prison due to the pandemic, exclusively told The Sun: “What is so remarkable about Big Meech, is that he is determined, whenever he gets out, to do everything in his power to deter the life he pursued.
“I certainly think that Big Meech’s stature in our community makes his commitment to helping people a potentially extraordinary and compelling reason to reduce his sentence.”
Wade says he has made the argument that Big Meech could be of more service to his community outside of prison than in, and that the argument “could be made again, in the right forum.”
“I have a tremendous amount of respect for the judge in this case and his intellect, but he was wrong on this one,” Wade added of the decision to deny his most recent request for compassionate release for his client.
“I know this about Demetrius Senior because I know the kind of person that he is at his core, whether he’s out or in, he is always going to try to help others.”
Wade explained a little bit about the good-works his client has done while behind bars, works he had done before he was even aware that one day they might be brought up in a petition for early release.
He said: “Through outreach and assistance from his supporters in the community, Big Meech has helped organize multiple events while in prison.
“One event was ‘Back to School Funday’ outside of the Al-Wissam clothing store in Dearborn, Michigan, where there was a live DJ, a petting zoo, bounce house, face painters, free haircuts, health and wellness checks, as well as giveaways of 700 backpacks filled with school supplies, a laptop for a student, and 50 jackets.”
He was involved in other community events as well, the attorney said, including, “The ‘Back to School Basketball Contest’ and ‘Coats for Kids,’ where a $1,000.00 donation was made in Demetrius’ name for the Salvation Army. There was a Christmas Toy Drive, where hundreds of toys were given away to kids in need.”
BMF premiered worldwide on September 26th on the Starz channel.
The crime drama will follow the true story of how two brothers created the Black Mafia Family, the most prominent drug distribution network in American history.
The show was brought together by from 50 Cent and writer/executive producer Randy Huggins.
Demetrius will be played by his son Demetrius Flenory Jr.
Born on June 21, 1968, in Cleveland, Ohio, Demetrius’ journey into crime started on the streets of Detroit.
Demetrius and his brother, Lee “Southwest T” Flenory, 49, were dealing drugs back in high school.
Then in 2000, the duo started a record label named BMF Entertainment, where they launched the career of many high-profile hip hop artists such as Young Jeezy, Fabolous, and Trina.
Demetrius was accused of laundering money through his rap label and promotions business, BMF Entertainment, and co-owned JUICE Magazine.
During their peak, which took place from 2003 through 2004, the siblings were reportedly moving about hundreds of kilograms of cocaine into Atlanta.
Both of the brothers’ crime operations came to an end in 2005 after The Drug Enforcement Agency arrested them.
In 2007, both brothers pleaded guilty and were sentenced to 30 years in jail.
Back in February, a federal appeals panel rejected the convicted cocaine kingpin to shorten his sentence.
This was his latest attempt to leave federal prison about 10 years early amid the pandemic, according to The Detroit News.
Federal prosecutors believed the former rap promoter remained a danger to the community and would not suffer from any of the Covid-19 risk factors.
Demetrius’s Lawyer told the site: “We pleaded with the court to listen to the medical experts who testified that my client is in serious danger of dying from COVID-19. But the experts were ignored again.
“And I attribute much of that to the shameful behavior of certain prosecutors in this case, who have made my client into a box office-type monster.”
Back in August, Big Meech discussed his life story with All Hip Hop.
When asked why he started selling, the former crime boss explained: “My brother, sister, and I grew up in a household with both our parents. Neither of my parents had any type of drug or drinking habits.
“We were raised in the church, so we prayed for everything. When the food stamps and the WIC program box of food was late, then we pray.
“When the electric and gas got cut off, we pray and to pray is to have faith that God is going to help you or show you the way to help yourself, faith without works means nothing so after many nights with the gas and lights off and going to school with holes in the bottom of my 2 for $15 Payless shoes, and my brother and I wearing the same clothes every other day.”
He concluded: “My brother and I had to find a way to make some fast money, so we hit the streets and came up without having to rob and kill someone. It was supply and demand, simple as that.”
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