According to the New York Post, the federal raid
of the Murder Inc. offices in New York City was just "the tip of the iceberg"
of a year long investigation into money laundering, gun charges, murder and
violence, including the 1995 shooting of Tupac Shakur in midtown Manhattan.
Authorities are trying to establish a financial
link between Irv Gotti and convicted Queens, New York drug kingpin, Kenneth
"Supreme" McGriff. Authorities suspect that drug profits have been
used to purchase equipment, transportation, food and hotel rooms.
The Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office is investigating
several unsolved shootings and violent incidences in the rap world. The
report was not clear as to what role McGriff may have had in the Shakur shooting.
McGriff has never been charged, nor surfaced as a suspect in the shootings.
Shakur was shot shortly after midnight on November
30th, as he and three other men, Randy "Stretch" Walker and Freddie
Moore entered the building that housed the Quad recording studio. Moore was
shot once and Shakur was shot five times. Both men survived the shooting.
Walker was found gunned down in Jamaica, Queens
one year to the day after Shakur was shot in New York.