Fugees Rapper Convicted

Article Source: Reuters

Article Source: Reuters

Pras Michel, a member of the 1990's hip-hop group the Fugees, arrives at U.S. District Court on April 3, 2023 in Washington, DC. Michel is on trial for his alleged participation in a campaign finance conspiracy. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
  • Pras Michel, a member of The Fugees hip hop group, has been convicted on criminal charges of conspiring with a Malaysian financier to conduct foreign lobbying campaigns aimed at influencing the U.S. government under two presidents.
  • Michel was accused of plotting with Malaysian businessman Jho Low to attempt to influence the administrations of Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Low, who faces separate federal charges in New York for embezzlement, remains at large.
  • Michel was charged with 10 counts of crimes, including conspiracy, acting as an agent of a foreign government, witness tampering and falsifying campaign finance records. Read More

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