Flippa Moggela’s brothers take plea deal
“A damaging development” says prominent attorney David Rowe after the bothers of dancehall deejay Flippa Moggela accepted plea deals from the US government to narcotics charges.
The two, Kemar and Roger Davis, pleaded guilty yesterday to first-degree possession, with intent to distribute cocaine, and leading a narcotics trafficking network. Based on their plea deal, the state will recommend that Kemar Davis be given a 20 year sentence in state prison, while for Roger Davis; the state is recommending he be sentenced to 10 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for November 6.
So what does this mean for Flippa Moggela? According to prominent attorney Professor David Rowe it’s a damaging development because his brothers are closely connected to him. Professor Rowe further explains that if Flippa refuses to take a plea deal he could face substantial time.
Flippa Moggela faces pending charges, including a first-degree charge of leading a narcotics trafficking network, which carries a sentence of life in state prison. He and another co-accused, Marsha Bernard, are scheduled for trial later this month.
Flippa was among eight persons arrested in 2014 under a massive anti-narcotics drive called “Operation Next Day Air” by the US authorities. Prosecutors say the organization shipped large quantities of cocaine through parcel delivery services to New Jersey for bulk distribution to other narcotics suppliers and dealers.
Flippa Moggela is accused of leading these activities from various locations in Jamaica, California and New Jersey, along with his brother Kemar.