Project Exile: Gun Offender Received 30 Year Sentence
By Donny Moses, Public Affairs Office
Thursday, December 11, 2008; 8:14 am
The Baltimore Police Department, partnered with the United States Federal Prosecutor’s Office have successfully earned 11 more convictions of gun offenders through Project Exile. The most notable conviction was Akiba Matthews, camera man of the infamous “Stop Snitching” DVD.
Matthews received a sentence of 30 years in a federal prison and is now serving time in Pennsylvania.Through Project Exile, the federal prosecutor’s office tries offenders who have repeatedly committed felonious crimes, usually involving a high volume of illegal narcotics and firearms. Once an individual is convicted through Project Exile, he receives a long federal prison term.
"Spreading the news about the many armed criminals who have been sent to federal prison under the EXILE program should deter future gun crime and reassure citizens that local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are working together to make our streets more safe," said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. "There is no probation and no parole in the federal system."
Updated: 12/17/08; 2:55 pm