DOJ Seal

Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Maryland

For Immediate Release

Monday, April 23, 2018
Robert K. Hur
, United States Attorney
Contact: Elizabeth Morse

Baltimore BGF Member Sentenced To 142 Months In Prison For Racketeering Conspiracy

Baltimore, Maryland – United States District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Norman Handy, a/k/a “Norm,” a/k/a “Lil Norm,” age 23, of Baltimore, Maryland, to 142 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise known as the Black Guerilla Family’s Greenmount Avenue Regime.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Special Agent in Charge Daniel L. Board, Jr., of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) - Baltimore Field Division; Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

According to his plea agreement, Handy was a member of the BGF Greenmount Avenue Regime, formerly known as the Young Guerilla Family, or YGF. Between 2005 and September 2017, Handy agreed with other BGF members to engage in crimes to further the interest of the gang, including drug distribution and armed robbery.

Specifically, Handy admitted that on March 23, 2013, he and another individual robbed Moses Malone of a cellular telephone and money. During the robbery, Handy used a .38 caliber handgun to shoot Malone in the foot. Malone was scheduled to testify in state court against Handy for the robbery; however, Malone was shot and killed by BGF gang member Wesley Brown to prevent him from testifying.

On October 31, 2013, Handy and another BGF member assaulted and robbed two other victims.

Handy further admitted that he conspired with members of the BGF to distribute cocaine, cocaine base, and marijuana in furtherance of the gang.

United States Attorney Hur commended ATF Baltimore, FBI Baltimore, the Baltimore City Police Department, and the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Hur thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Peter J. Martinez and Christina A. Hoffman, who prosecuted the case.


Baltimore Field Division