Larry Hoover

About Larry Hoover

Who is it?: Criminal
Birth Day: November 30, 1950
Birth Place: Jackson, Mississippi, United States, United States
Birth Sign: Capricorn
Other names: King Larry
Criminal penalty: 150–285 years imprisonment (six life sentences)
Criminal status: imprisoned at ADX Florence supermax prison in Florence, Colorado
Spouse(s): Winndye Jenkins (common–law wife)
Children: Larry Bernard, Larry Hoover, Jr., Tyree Hoover
Conviction(s): Murder, conspiracy, extortion, and continuing to engage in a criminal enterprise.
Date apprehended: March 16, 1973

Larry Hoover Net Worth

Larry Hoover was bornon November 30, 1950 in Jackson, Mississippi, United States, United States, is Criminal. Larry Hoover is the founder and former leader of a Chicago street gang, Black Gangster Disciple Nation, now known as Gangster Disciples. Popularly known as ‘King Larry’, ‘Prince Larry’ and ‘The King of Kings Honorable Chairman’, he is considered as Chicago’s biggest gangster since Al Capone. Currently serving six life imprisonments at the ADX Florence supermax prison in Florence, Colorado, Hoover spread the wings of the once-a-local street gang nationally. GD, as his gang is known as, has been involved in all kinds of criminal activities involving conspiracy, extortion, money laundering, drug dealing, murder, shooting, assaults and so on. It was under the leadership of Hoover that the gang’s illicit drug trade in prison and on the streets, starting from Chicago's West Side extended throughout the United States. Hoover began his criminal activities when he was merely 12. As the years passed, his crime rate only heightened as he assumed leadership of Gangster Disciples. Later, under the veil of GD which he claimed to be ‘Growth & Development’, Hoover continued his illicit drug trade and held the reins of his gang, helping it grow exponentially.
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💰 Net worth: $100 Million

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Biography/Timeline

1973

On the evening of February 26, 1973, william "Pooky" Young, a 19-year old neighborhood youth, was abducted and later shot to death in an alley near 68th Street and Union Avenue in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. His killing was ordered by Hoover after his name was mentioned as one of three people accused of stealing drugs and money from the gang five days earlier. On March 16, 1973, Hoover and Young's killer, Gangster Disciple member Andrew Howard, were both arrested. In November 1973, Howard and Hoover were both charged with murder and sentenced to 150 to 200 years in prison. Hoover was sent to Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois, to serve out his term.

1974

In 1974, after Barksdale died from kidney failure due to an earlier shooting, Hoover took the reins of the Gangster Disciples Nation, which now had control of Chicago's South Side. Under Hoover's rule, the Gangster Disciples took over the South Side drug trade. While incarcerated, Hoover helped form the Folks Nation, which added other gangs such as: Black Disciples, Gangster Disciples, Satan Disciples, Cash Money Brothers, La Raza, Maniac Latin Disciples, and Spanish Gangster Disciples. While incarcerated, Hoover ran the gang's illicit drug trade in prison and on the streets, starting from Chicago's West Side and later extending throughout the United States. By early 1993, Hoover claimed to have renounced his violent Criminal past and became an urban political Celebrity in Chicago. The Gangster Disciples earned fans in the community with charity events and peaceful protests. Hoover proclaimed that initials GD had changed to mean "Growth & Development." A lengthy federal investigation using wiretaps led to Hoover getting another life sentence in 1995. Hoover's gang allegedly had 30,000 "soldiers" in 35 states and made $100 million a year, a total of approximately $3,300.00 per "soldier" annually.

1995

On August 22, 1995, after a 17-year undercover investigation by the federal government, Hoover was indicted for drug conspiracy, extortion, and continuing to engage in a Criminal enterprise. He was arrested at the Vienna Correctional Center by federal agents, and moved to the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago to stand trial. In 1997, Hoover was found guilty on all charges, and sentenced to six life terms. Hoover is currently serving his sentence at the United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility in Florence, Colorado.