Feds Hit Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff With New Murder Charge

The federal government

has charged Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff with the murder of a Queens, New

York drug dealer adding to a list of charges the Murder Inc. associate faces in

his upcoming March trial.

McGriff and five

associates were arraigned today (Jan. 26). McGriff has officially been charged

with the murder of a Southeast Queens drug dealer named Troy Singleton, a man

50 Cent mentions on his song "Ghetto Qu’ran."

/I’m forgettin

Lefty and Jazz, Pretty Tony and Lance Head Lou, Mel son, Troy and E Money Bags/

50 Cent raps.

Singleton was murdered

execution style on Oct, 28, 2001. He died from four shots to the body and one

to the head outside a sports bar, the Club Van Wyck.

Prosecutors allege

McGriff ordered Singleton’s slaying as revenge for an earlier double homicide

Singleton allegedly committed.

According to Ethan

Brown’s book "Queen’s

Reigns Supreme: Fat Cat, 50 Cent, and the Rise of the Hip-Hop Hustler,"

Singleton and an unknown accomplice allegedly murdered two men named Pierre

Mitchell and Jamal Adams, during a basketball game near the Baisley Park Houses.

Prosecutors also

claim Singleton was murdered for pistol whipping Ja Rule’s manager Ron "Gutta"

Robinson outside a Queens, New York nightclub.

"The feds

were going to introduce the Troy Singleton murder as so-called ‘uncharged evidence’

in Preme’s trial," Ethan Brown told AllHipHop.com. "But clearly, given

their loss in the Murder Inc. case they are taking no chances and firming up

whatever allegations they have against ‘Preme [McGriff] into actual charges."

The charges are

the latest against McGriff, who could be charged with the death penalty if convicted.

In Dec. of 2005, the U.S. Attorney’s office confirmed they will introduce evidence

that McGriff orchestrated the May 2000 shooting of rapper 50 Cent.

Prosecutors have

already charged McGriff with the slaying of Queens, New York rapper Eric "E

Money Bags" Smith. Prosecutors claim McGriff ordered the murder of E Money

Bags in retaliation for the murder of his closest associates, Colbert "Black

Just" Johnson.

E Money Bags was

murdered in May 2001. He was shot 10 times after gunman open fire on the rapper’s

SUV, as he sat parked on a Queens street.

The government

attempted to introduce 50 Cent’s May 200 shooting during the federal money laundering

charges of The Inc.’s Irv and Chris Lorenzo.

Prosecutors accused

the Lorenzo brothers of helping McGriff launder millions in drug proceeds, but

a jury acquitted the brothers of all charges in Dec. of 2005.

During the trial,

the government accused Ja Rule’s bodyguard, Robert “Sun” Lyonsof

shooting 50 Cent at McGriff’s behest.

50 Cent has stated

in numerous printed interviews and in songs that the person who shot him was

Darryl “Hommo” Baum.

In addition to

the murders, McGriff is charged with racketeering and various narcotics charges.

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