The rapper was denied a chance at a sentence reduction when a DeKalb County judge ruled against his attorney’s motion. To make matters worse, Gucci was hit with a civil by a woman he pushed her from a moving vehicle when she refused his offer of $150 to go to a hotel.
“He thinks the rules don’t apply to him,” said the woman’s attorney, B.J. Bernstein. She told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that she wants Gucci to be held accountable for his actions.
“He pushed a woman out of a moving Hummer,” she said. “Sometimes jail is not enough for some people and some people who have celebrity and the one thing that scares them more than anything else is to go after them civilly.”
Gucci’s attorney offered to have the rapper give a free performance at the DeKalb County Battered Women’s Shelter, but the judge in the case wasn’t having it.
“I don’t think it would be appropriate to let him out just because he’s a rapper,” DeKalb State Court Judge Eleanor Ross said.
Young Buck is back in headlines again, this time for being indicted in Nashville, Tennessee.
As previously reported, the IRS auctioned off several off his personal items after he faced a $300,000 tax lien.
Since then the ex G-Unit rapper filed for bankruptcy and reportedly sued 50 Cent for a contract dispute.
Now after moving past his money woes, Buck is in even more trouble after being indicted on a federal gun charge.
According to Nashville’s WSMV News, Buck, real name David Darnell Brown, has been charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a .40-caliber pistol and ammunition.
Buck reportedly plead not guilty to the charge and is out on bond.
He must surrender his passport as terms of his release.
Buck was previously convicted of stabbing a man at the 2004 VIBE awards and can no longer carry a gun or ammunition.
A promoter in Arizona is facing prison time after being indicted of creating a Ponzi scheme and making over $25 million by booking fake concerts for a number of artists including 50 Cent, Mary J. Blige, U2, The Rolling Stones and Jamie Foxx.
34-year-old Miko Wady was charged with 37-counts of wire fraud and money laundering and appeared in front of a federal judge Thursday.
According to court documents, between 2004 and 2007, he used $3 million dollars paid to him by investors to live a lavish lifestyle. Prosecutors believe he used the money to purchase at least 30 vehicles for himself and others including a Lamborghini, Ferrari and a Bentley. He also bought a $175,000 luxury boat and a $800,000 home.
He is believed to have only actually promoted around 10 concerts in the three year period.
After police discovered the scam, the total amount owed to his 140 victims totaled around $25 million.
If convicted of wire fraud, he could receive up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The transactional money laundering charge carries a 10 year sentence and a $250,000 fine as well.