EXCLUSIVE: Chad Focus to Be Sentenced for $4.1M in Fraud Used to Boost His Rap

Chad Focus, the Baltimore man who prosecutors say made $4.1 million in credit card fraud to promote himself as a “rap mogul,” is scheduled to be sentenced in six weeks. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett will hand down a sentence at 3 p.m. Dec. 2, according to court records. Chad Focus pleaded guilty to a fraud charge last February. Chad Focus, whose real name is Chad Arrington, has been out of custody for all of 2020 and is currently working at a gym, according to court records. As part…

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Rapper : Nuke Bizzle Arrested for $1.2M Job Benefits Scam After Bragging in Video

  According to reports, Fontrell Antonio Baines, also known as rapper Nuke Bizzle, was arrested for scamming the government out of $1.2 million. The rapper allegedly used a number of fake identities to apply for unemployment benefits and bragged about defrauding the California Employment Development Department (EDD) in a music video he released on September 10, titled “EDD.” In hindsight, the video is egregiously incriminating as Nuke Bizzle talks about how he accumulated wealth through the EDD scheme as he raps, “I just got rich off of EDD…I just woke…

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MBNel Arrested in Stockton PD Gang Sweep, Reportedly Out on Bail

  According to reports, rapper MBNel was arrested as part of a gang sweep by the Stockton Police Department in what they called “Operation Criptonyte.” The Stockon PD reportedly teamed up with other agencies including the Manteca, Modesto, and Sacramento police departments to go after groups like the Asian Boyz, Lil Ruthless Criminal Comstocc Crips, Loctown Crips, Asian Crips, and Muddy Boyz Crips for alleged crimes committed. Investigators reportedly were able to get 55 search warrants which resulted in the seizure of almost $40,000 along with 5 pounds of meth,…

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