Lester “Teflon” Alford a high ranking member of the Fruit Town Brims who is currently incarcerated in the Management Control Unit at New Jersey State Prison is said to have organized a plot to assassinate then Mayor-elect Cory Booker. The media widely reported the possibility of guns stashed in various New Jersey state prisons. Teflon reached out to LIVE to clear the air on the situation. He sent a copy of an old newspaper article where he questions various parts of the article and the plot. One of his major points is that he is not from Newark and questions why he would want Cory Booker assassinated. He claims a lot of the story was politically motivated.
The following article by Rick Hepp and Jonathan Schuppe originally appeared in the Star-Ledger on June 21, 2006. Alford’s hand-written notes can be seen in the margins. Alford promises there’s more to come in regards to this story and urges the public “don’t believe the hype.”