Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Why Is This DC Nonprofit Leader Watching Over Our Kids?

by Gary Snyder

D.C. Assault youth basketball program co-founder Curtis Malone’s appeal for bond was denied in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, and he will remain in jail until the completion of his trial on federal drug trafficking charges. DC Assault Inc. is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to providing young athletes (ages 8-17) with the opportunity to develop their basketball talents.

In her ruling, Judge Ellen S. Huvelle said “there is credible evidence that [Malone] is a large-scale supplier” after prosecutors alleged he played a leading role in a drug conspiracy that may have spanned the entire East Coast.

Prosecutors wrote, “Malone’s drug dealing activities have been extensive and long-standing, contrary to the picture of him as portrayed in letters from his friends and his family.” DEA investigation suggests Malone was part of a network of drug traffickers along the East Coast who received “hundreds and hundreds of kilograms” of narcotics on a monthly basis from the same supplier since at least 2009.

Malone was arrested on Aug. 9 and indicted by a grand jury on charges of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute large quantities of heroin and cocaine as well as carrying a firearm during a drug-trafficking offense. 

In 1990, police found 17 grams of crack cocaine, a .38-caliber revolver and ammunition in a search of his home. Malone pleaded guilty in Prince George’s County Circuit Court and was convicted the following year on charges of possession with intent to distribute and manufacture controlled substances. He served three months in jail and was given three years of probation.
In 1993, Malone pleaded guilty to reckless driving and eluding police in a chase near his parents’ home in Landover. He received six months unsupervised probation.
In 2006, prosecutors in Prince George’s County District Court chose not to pursue a disorderly conduct charge levied against Malone. Last year, he was acquitted on charges of second-degree assault in a case involving a fight with the coach of another AAU team.
Last month, the Prince George’s County Circuit Court ruled that Malone owed $12,178.96 in tax liens. In 2008, he was also ordered by a Prince George’s County judge to pay $9,257.39 in back taxes.
Malone has pleaded not guilty to all the charges and faces a mandatory prison sentence of at least 15 years. (source)

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