News: More Alfamega Informant Records Leak, "It Didn't Do Nothing To Help Me"
Thursday, Aug 13, 2009 6:05PM
Former Grand Hustle associate Cedric "Alfamega" Zellars' past DEA history has been further exposed as an additional 25 pages of records have landed online.
Responding to the rapper's accusations of the original documents being "fabricated," The Smoking Gun has released further details which suggest Alfa worked with the government.
On the following pages you'll find excerpts from Zellars's October 1996 testimony against Baaqar in U.S. District Court in Atlanta (the official transcript was retrieved from court archives). During questioning by prosecutor Janis Gordon, Zellars acknowledged that he had agreed to "cooperate with the government," identified the "big drug dealer" for whom he once worked, and testified about four separate occasions he purchased large quantities of cocaine from Baaqar (who would later be convicted of drug trafficking). During cross-examination, Zellars testified that he had fathered 13 children with 13 separate women, and detailed his contacts--which he initiated--with DEA and FBI agents. During one meeting with DEA Agent Lori Schlag, Zellars identified criminal associates when shown photos by the federal investigator. At another point during his testimony, Zellars referred to "several other guys I have gave information about." The transcript also shows that Zellars's testimony was briefly halted when he was stricken with a stomach ache. When his cross-examination resumed, the convicted drug and weapons dealer spoke about his efforts to contact the FBI. "I had people calling, and I was writing," testified Zellars, who was then serving a nine-year prison sentence. When a defense lawyer asked him about providing information to the government, Zellars noted, "I been asked for information. They picked some of the guys up, but it didn't do nothing to help me. I just gave it." Asked why he cooperated, Zellars answered, "Because they asked me." In return for his snitching, Zellars had 18 months shaved off his prison term. (The Smoking Gun)
Alfa previousy said the DEA paperwork was fabricated and painted him as a "snitch."
"I ain't never snitched on nobody," Alfa promised in a self-made video recording. "A lot of people read, but they don't understand. They hear but they don't listen...Dude never had a heroin case, he had a cocaine case. So I know whoever sent that document out, somebody typed it up from something and put something together but I'm gonna give y'all the real deal of how it was. I didn't know Ali, don't know Ali to this day...Somebody put the pressure on me and it wasn't the government or nobody like that. They wanted me to basically lie on this dude, it was up to me to either play the hand I was dealt or fold. If I play the hand I was dealt, I'm looking at 30 to 40 [years in prison]. If I fold, that means I'm still in the game. So I went ahead and folded. From the time I did it, I was remorseful about it. It hurt me because I ain't snitched on dude, I lied on this dude....I was loyal to somebody that made me lie on somebody." (YouTube)
Last month, Alfa made headlines after writing T.I., who is currently incarcerated, a two-page open letter.
"On the real, I'm not coming to you as a disgruntled crying a**ed b*tch who's mad about being let go," Alfa wrote. "I'm coming to you as a man who is disappointed that he was publicly exiled by a friend. You've often said that you're a man of your words but hommie; you are not being true to your words...I rode for you when there was no one else there to ride for you. 24/7, I was on call for you pimp. On many occasions, I sidelined my family choosing to risk my early demise for you. With a little cheddar, you can easily employ dudes to kill for you all day every day. Conversely, try finding someone who will put their life on the line and die for you...I was the first person you called when you got into that altercation in LA with Shaka's DTP people. Without any questions, I was right there ready to go to war for you...Time after time, I defended your honor because you were my dawg; if they disrespected you, they disrespected me...Once this is published, I'm giving you a week to call me. Should you choose to not call me within that timeframe, I'll know exactly where we stand. At that point, we'll separate...Hope you come home soon pimp, keep your head up and let all the bull go. Don't worry about propaganda, people always gone talk." (Down South)
Ja Rule, who has relationships with both artists and has called 50 Cent a "snitch," recently spoke with SOHH about his stance on speaking to law enforcement.
"It's funny because I know Alfamega too," he explained. "I don't know his whole situation but I don't condone that sh*t. I don't condone snitching at all...Of course I'm gonna have a talk with Alfamega and be like, 'What's up with that, what's happening?' I'm a street n*gga, I don't condone that. My man is doing motherf*cking life because of snitching...When people get in tempted situations and they back is against the wall, people do different things...From where I'm from, I don't condone any form of telling. I know cases where guys have got locked up and told on they enemies, now maybe lying and making up a whole story where nothing has to do with nothing, I don't know. That's a grey area. I don't know whether I consider that snitching, telling the cops a lie that has nothing to do with nothing if you're just making up a story...If you not from the crime world and you tell the police something, then that's what I expected you to do because you don't come from this...Snitching is for n*ggas that live by the code...gets caught and then tells on the next n*gga." (SOHH)
Check out Alfamega's personal message to fans below: