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Tavon White Update: Alleged leader of Baltimore prison drug ring pleads guilty to federal racketeering charges

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(CBS/AP) BALTIMORE - A Maryland inmate who officials say impregnated multiple guards and ran a jailhouse drug ring pleaded guilty to federal racketeering conspiracy charges Tuesday, according to CBS Baltimore.

Tavon White, 36, faces up to 20 years in prison in that case. Also Tuesday he was given 20 years after pleading guilty to a 2009 murder.

White is the admitted mastermind of a drug ring inside the Baltimore City Detention Center. Jailhouse authorities reportedly discovered that thirteen correctional guards, seven inmates and five other co-conspirators smuggled drugs and cell phones into the jail. 

Federal agents say besides running the lucrative drug business, White also had sex and impregnated four correctional officers.

White also admitted Tuesday to being a 13-year member of the Black Guerilla Family gang, according to the station. He was already in jail on a murder charge in the 2009 shooting death of a man at the time of the Black Guerilla Family gang bust. A hearing in the murder case was also held on Tuesday at the Baltimore City Court, at which White pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 20 years.

CBS Baltimore reports twenty-five people were indicted on federal racketeering charges after the prison-gang bust. White is set to be sentenced on those charges in February 2014.

Complete coverage of the Tavon's White case on Crimesider

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