New documents have revealed that the FBI was investigating the involvement of RZA and Raekwon, two founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan, in an alleged murder plot against two Staten Island drug dealers in 1999.
According to a new report by the Staten Island Advance, last October, a federal jury found Anthony and Harvey Christian guilty of running an extensive drug ring in Clifton, N.Y., and found Anthony Christian guilty of masterminding the June 1999 killing of Jerome "Boo Boo" Estella. Prior to the murder, Estella allegedly robbed family members of Robert "RZA" Diggs' and Corey "Raekwon" Woods.
Prosecutors maintain that Christian was responsible for ordering Estella's murder, and that the family robberies were bad business for the drug trade at the time. However, Christian's attorney, Michael Gold, is asking for access to "all police files" pertaining to Estella's murder as well as the murder of a second man, Corey "Shank Bank" Brooker. As sentencing for Christian approaches, Gold wants more information released about the Wu-Tang's alleged involvement.
"These reports seem to suggest someone else was liable for those murders. I'm not suggesting that Wu-Tang committed these crimes. The FBI did," Gold told the Staten Island Advance. "What I'm trying to ascertain is their stated belief in an official file that Wu-Tang ordered this homicide."
Wu-Tang Clan released its latest album, A Better Tomorrow, last December.