Rapper Nuke Bizzle has been busted by cops after seemingly admitting to participating in an unemployment rip-off in a brand new music video.
Officials from the Department of Justice confirmed the arrest of the 31-year-old from Memphis, Tennessee, actual identify is Fontrell Antonio Baines, on federal expenses of fraudulently making use of for greater than $1.2 million (£929,616) in jobless advantages, in keeping with CBS Los Angeles.
The report states the star was arrested on 23 September (20) in Las Vegas, the place he was discovered in possession of eight Employment Development Department (EDD) debit playing cards. All however one of many playing cards bore the names of different folks, an affidavit reportedly states.
His arrest comes after Bizzle shared a video for his observe “EDD”, which options him and one other rapper boasting about taking cash utilizing different folks’s EDD debit playing cards.
The lyrics embrace him boasting about his “swagger for EDD” and mentions “go(ing) to the financial institution with a stack of those” – at which he holds up Employment Development Department envelopes.
The affidavit reportedly alleges that 92 EDD debit playing cards had been preloaded with a complete of greater than $1.2 million in fraudulent advantages and delivered to properties in Beverly Hills and Koreatown that Bizzle apparently had entry to.
According to the native report, the star took half in the rip-off together with different “co-schemers” who allegedly withdrew greater than $704,000 (£545,375) in money from the playing cards.
He has been charged with entry machine fraud, interstate transportation of stolen property, and aggravated identification theft and faces a most sentence of twenty-two years in jail.