Thursday, February 14, 2013

AKA Miami: Witness Takes Stand In Kaboni Savage Drug Kingpin Case

Veteran organized crime reporter George Anastasia is covering the federal trial of Kaboni Savage in Philadelephia for

His name is Robert Wilks, but on the streets and on dozens of secretly recorded conversations he is frequently referred to by his nickname, "Miami."

He grew up in the notorious Richard Allen Homes public housing project in North Philadelphia, was dealing small quanities of drugs by age 17 and by his mid-twenities was moving half kilos and kilos of cocaine.

In 2004, already in jail on a drug charge and facing a broad federal drug racketeering indictment, he decided to cooperate. This morning, for the second time, he took the stand against one of the men who he said supplied him drugs -- Kaboni Savage.

One week into the trial of Savage and three co-defendants, the jury finally heard from a player in the violent, volatile and highly profitable drug underworld that authorities say Savage dominated through fear, intimidation and murder.
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