The Love Triangle That Killed “The Council”: How Romance & Betrayal Buried Historic Harlem Kingpin Consortium

The sexy and seductive Harlem gun moll Beverly (Shamecca) Ash was at the center of a romantic feud that pitted legendary New York crime lord Nicky Barnes versus his protege in the drug game Guy Fisher. The fallout from the feud crashed Barnes’ Black mob ruling body known as “The Council” which operated in Harlem from the mid 1970s into the early 1980s. Barnes wound up flipping and testifying against Fisher and his fellow Council members. Fisher is serving life in prison. Ash was slain in the culmination of the beef in 1982.

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