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Leader of large Mass. drug trafficking organization sentenced, $523,000 in money and property forfeited



BOSTON – A Massachusetts man responsible for leading a large drug trafficking organization was sentenced for heroin and fentanyl conspiracy charges and for possessing a firearm in furtherance of his organization.

According to the Massachusetts Department of Justice, 50-year-old Mujab Mubarak, a/k/a “Big Homie,” a/k/a “Easy,” a/k/a “E,” was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs to 10 years in prison and four years of supervised release. On March 3, 2023, Mubarak pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to distribute and possess to distribute heroin and fentanyl, and one count of use and possession of a firearm in connection with a drug trafficking crime. As part of the plea agreement, Mubarak agreed to forfeit $360,000 in cash, two motorcycles, a truck and multiple luxury watches that were purchased with proceeds of the drug trafficking organization. In total, the value of the forfeited property is approximately $523,000.

Mubarak was responsible for a large DTO and employed multiple lower-level co-conspirators as part of his distribution network. Recordings obtained during the course of the investigation captured Mubarak describing the scope and extent of his drug trafficking operation. A cooperating witness made over 20 recorded purchases of fentanyl, heroin and cocaine from subordinates of Mubarak. Mubarak also discussed employing the cooperating witness as a distributor and explained the business in detail.

Additionally, Mubarak was captured on a recording discussing a 2017 shooting incident where he targeted a former co-conspirator because he believed the co-conspirator had stolen the DTO’s drug money. Mubarak explained that the co-conspirator was transporting cash through Logan airport on behalf of Mubarak’s DTO and that the co-conspirator claimed that the money was seized by police, which was in fact true. When the co-conspirator failed to provide satisfactory proof of the seizure, Mubarak stated on recording that he located the co-conspirator and shot him. Police and medical records showed that the co-conspirator was admitted to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his back.

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy and Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division made the announcement. The Boston Police Department also provided assistance. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Philip A. Mallard of Levy’s Organized Crime & Gang Unit prosecuted the case.

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