January 25, 2021 – The boss of the Gangster Disciples in Alabama is going away for 40 years of fed time. Shauntay (Shake & Bake) Craig was nailed in a sweeping 2016 drug, racketeering and murder case targeting GD activity in the south, specifically, Atlanta, Memphis and Birmingham. Authorities point the finger at him for ordering the slaying of a government witness hiding out in Colorado.
Craig, 42, pleaded guilty to the charges in the summer of 2019 and was finally sentenced late last week. He went on the run following his indictment and spent almost three years on the FBI’s Most Wanted List.
Georgia-based Gangster Disciple soldier Donnie (Smurf) Glass, 30, was hit with a life sentence last week from the same case. Glass organized a teenage enforcement crew known as “The H.A.T.E. Committee,” dispatched by GD leaders across the south for muscle work and murder contracts.
The Gangster Disciples were founded in Chicago in the late 1960s. Today, they are the biggest, most powerful street gang in the Midwest, with more than 25,000 members and outlets spread as far south as Florida and as far east as New York.