The FBI looked into the claims made by in informant that two members of the Wu-Tang Clan — specifically, RZA and Raekwon — ordered the murders of two Staten Island drug dealers. According to court documents obtained by the Staten Island Advance, the alleged hits were ordered back in 1999.
The documents themselves come from a 2014 trial that convicted Anthony and Harvey Christian of running a drug empire in Staten Island for two decades. The same trial also convicted Anthony of arranging the murder of 17-year old dealer Jerome “Boo Boo” Estella in 1999.
Michael Gold, the attorney for the brothers, is now claiming that the FBI file on the case includes at least one interview with an informant who made claims that Robert “RZA” Diggs and Corey “Raekwon” Woods, two founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan, were actually the ones who ordered the killing of Estella and another dealer named Corey Brooker. According to the informant, Estella robbed RZA’s brother and Brooker robbed Raekwon’s cousin. As a result, RZA offered $30,000 to have the two men offed.
“These reports seem to suggest someone else was liable for those murders. I’m not suggesting that Wu-Tang committed these crimes. The FBI did,” Gold told the Advance. “What I’m trying to ascertain is their stated belief in an official file that Wu-Tang ordered this homicide.”
The informant, a man named Brian Humphreys, is also the man who actually pulled the trigger to kill Estrella. So he could be trying to strike up some sort of a deal.
The FBI have had the information for ages, meaning RZA and Raekwon were probably deemed to have not been involved by now. Still, you know what they say about f**king with the Wu-Tang Clan.