January 28, 2021 – From his prison cell, Gangster Disciples boss Larry Hoover tapped Anthony (Crazy Tony) Dobbins and Warren (Big Head G) Griffin as GD ruling panel members, per a new federal drug, racketeering and murder indictment out of the U.S. District Court in Southern Illinois dropped Monday against Dobbins, Griffin and five others.
The Gangster Disciples are based in Chicago. If found guilty on all counts, the men would face life prison sentences. Crazy Tony Dobbins, 53, became the first ever GD from East St. Louis, Illinois (“The E.I”) to be named to a “Board Member” spot, when in the fall of 2014, Hoover named a new regime on the street via word delivered from behind prison walls. Per court filings, Hoover, through an intermediary, gave Dobbins, Kentucky-based GD Big Head G Griffin and Chicago GD Frank (Little Red Beard) Smith the power in the gang on a daily basis at a Labor Day picnic on September 1, 2014.
Hoover, 70, has ran the Gangster Disciples street gang, the biggest black-mafia style organization in the country, since the 1970s. A majority of his time at the helm of the gang he founded on Chicago’s South Side has been spent behind bars for the 1973 slaying of William (Pookie) Young over a missing stash of drug money.
Little Red Beard Smith, 47, hosted a party in honor of Hoover’s birthday on November 25, 2017 at a downtown Chicago nightclub attended by GD brass from around the country. The DEA estimates there are more than 25,000 Gangster Disciples in the United States.
Dobbins and Griffin are suspected of ordering a half-dozen murders after taking power in ’14, according to sources in law enforcement, in an effort to get everybody in Chicago GD Nation “in-line.” Monday’s indictment charges two homicides: the April 28, 2018 murder of Leroy Allen and the May 18, 2018 gangland assassination of GD Board Member and Northside Chicago boss Earnest (Smokey) Wilson.