August 9, 2020 – The silence was deafening. Black Mafia Family boss Demetrius (Big Meech) Flenory was quietly denied his motion for compassionate release last week by U.S. District Court Judge David Lawson in Detroit. A non-violent offender, Flenory, 51, argued he was in danger of contracting the COVID-19 virus due to underlining health issues (hypertension, high cholesterol) and should be sprung 12 years early from his 30-year prison sentence for heading the biggest domestic narcotics-trafficking organization in American history. Big Meech and his younger brother Terry (Southwest T) Flenory, were busted in the groundbreaking 2005 Operation Motor City Mafia case after making hundreds of millions of dollars, embedding itself in hip-hop culture and transforming the U.S. cocaine-distribution market. The Flenory brothers founded BMF in their hometown of Detroit in 1990 and grew it to a nationwide powerhouse, expanding into dozens of states around the country by the early 2000s. Big Meech headquartered out of Atlanta. Terry Flenory, 50, was granted a compassionate release back in the spring, six years prior to his scheduled walk date. He ran BMF’s Motown affairs from Los Angeles at the group’s apex. Southwest T is finishing out his sentence on home confinement in the Motor City at his mother’s house. As of right now, Big Meech’s release date is in October 2032. Rap mogul 50 Cent is making a scripted television series based on the Flenorys and the rise and fall of BMF. The show will be on the Starz cable network where 50 Cent executive produced and co-starred in the smash hit fictional New York drug-world drama, Power, starring Omari Hardwick.