Last week, authorities seized a number of bank
accounts of companies connected to Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff. The
accounts of a company, Picture Perfect Entertainment, contained almost $500,000
in funds advanced by Irv Gotti’s Murder Inc. label.
Picture Perfect was involved in the production
of the soundtrack to the Murder Inc. movie "Crime Partners," which
McGriff executive produced.
McGriff is in police custody on an unrelated
parole violation. His lawyer, Robert M. Simels denied the allegations that the
funds were derived from illegal sources.
"There is no basis to seize these funds,"
Simels told the New York Daily News. "It’s true that Kenny McGriff was
at one time convicted of a crime involving drugs. But that doesn’t mean that
Kenny McGriff is a drug dealer for the rest of his life. The funds are legitimate."
Law enforcement authorites also issued restraining
notices to McGriff’s family, informing them that the government plans to seize
their personal bank accounts as well.
"I know there is a contention that all of
Irv Gotti’s funds for Murder Inc. came from illegitimate sources, including
my client," Simels continued. "But when all the facts surface in court,
the government is going to find out that isn’t so."