Man Gets Time Served for Helping Feds Lock Up Queens Drug Kingpin 'Supreme'

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A government cooperator who helped bring down the drug boss Kenneth (Supreme) McGriff years ago got time served for his efforts.

Barry Mungo, incarcerated for 11 years, was sentenced Thursday by Brooklyn federal judge Frederic Block.

The judge noted similar sentences for others who helped the government against the Queens kingpin case years ago.

Mungo, 43, won't be walking free just yet. He faces up to five years for a parole violation in Pennsylvania.

Mungo's lawyer, Steven Zissou, said if it wasn't for people like Mungo, McGriff could still be out there. His client was constantly being transferred because of threats, said Zissou.

Mungo pleaded in 2007 to his role in the killings of two men.

On Thursday, he apologized to their families, saying he would "carry the weight of pain with me the rest of my life." Still, Mungo said he was "not the person I was before."

McGriff, 56, is now serving a life sentence after a 2007 conviction for charges like racketeering, two murder-for-hire homicides and drug trafficking.

He dodged a death sentence when the jury couldn't unanimously agree on capital punishment.

BY ANDREW KESHNER

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

 

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