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Rapper Convicted In Conspiracy Against US Government

Legendary rapper and Ex-Fugees member, Pras Michel, has been convicted of multiple schemes to influence the U.S. government.

According to sources, the 50-year-old celebrity was convicted on 10 counts of crimes regarding influence-peddling on behalf of the Chinese government, during the Obama and Trump years.

A jury found that Michel was guilty of failing to register as a foreign agent and witness tampering, among other crimes.

Michel allegedly took the money from a Malaysian fugitive and financier named Jho Low. …

A name that shows up time and time again regarding international influence peddling and financing America’s cultural elite.

Here’s what we currently know:

According to The Epoch Times:

Prosecutors accused Michel of having sought to convince the Justice Department under the Trump administration to drop civil and criminal investigations into Low over the 1MDB embezzlement scandal.

The effort was carried out with Low, Elliott Broidy, Nickie Lum Davis, George Higginbotham, and others.

Broidy, Higginbotham, and Lum Davis have all since pleaded guilty for their roles in the scheme.

Low faces separate charges in New York that he and his family embezzled more than $4.5 billion from Malaysian’s state-owned investment fund 1MDB from 2009 to 2015. He remains at large.



CNN provided this statement from Michel’s lawyer:

His attorney, David Kenner, expressed disappointment about the verdicts, but said he was confident that his mistrial motions will work out in their favor.

“We are extremely disappointed in that result but are very, very confident in the ultimate outcome of this case,” Kenner told reporters, adding: “If we do move to a sentencing hearing I remain very confident we will certainly appeal this case. This is not over.”


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