August 27, 2020 – A year and a half and finally some answers on what was behind one of Illinois’ biggest gangland assassinations of the New Millennium.

Chicago street gang boss, Lawrence (Big Law) Loggins, was murdered as a result of missing drugs sent to him by a Mexican cartel, according to new court filings. Loggins, 46, led the Black Disciples gang and was gunned down behind the wheel of his car outside his Englewood neighborhood home on February 6, 2019 on the city’s Southside.

According to the feds, Loggins seized power in the gang in the late 2000s after getting out of prison. His murder sent shock waves through the Windy City underworld, with speculation running rampant regarding where the order for the hit came from. The Black Disciples is one of Chicago’s oldest and most prominent and feared street gangs.

Close to two dozen Black Disciples, including the gang’s current reputed boss, Darnell (Murder) McMiller, and its reputed top advisor and supply lieutenant, Kenny (Heat) Brown, were indicted by the feds last month for narcotics and gun trafficking. The 59-year old Brown, who was with Loggins when he was killed, confided to a wired-up informant in the case that Loggins was slain because a large shipment of cocaine Loggins and Brown received from Mexico’s notorious Gulf Cartel in the weeks preceding his murder disappeared.

Brown told the unnamed informant he personally recovered a part of the missing package and repaid the Gulf Cartel $450,000. The informant claims Brown actually calls shots for the Black Disciples gang – voted into the post in the days following Loggins’ slaying — and Miller is merely a front boss.

Loggins’ son, Lawrence (Lil’ Law) Lee, allegedly runs the Black Disciples “Lamron” crew from his prison cell. Lee is doing time for an attempted murder conviction and will be eligible for parole in 2022. Rapper Chief Keef is affiliated with the gang’s Lamron faction.

The Black Disciples’ shot-caller in the 1990s and early 2000s, Marvel (The Magnificent) Thompson, had his 45-year drug and racketeering sentence reduced by one-third this summer and could be home by the end of the decade. Thompson’s sentence-trimming came via the First Step Act, a piece of federal legislation passed two years ago that provides non-violent drug offenders opportunities for early release.

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