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YSL Defense Attorney Nicole Fegan Arrested On Gang Charges

Nicole Fegan, a defense attorney whose client was part of the YSL RICO trial, was arrested Feb. 16 in Georgia on unrelated gang charges.

Killer Mike Makes Statement On Grammys Sweep & Arrest

Killer Mike swept the Rap/Hip-Hop categories at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards and was shortly arrested after. He has since made a statement.

Jonathan Majors Arrested On Assault Charges In New York

Jonathan Majors was arrested in Manhattan on Saturday (March 25) after allegedly assaulting after a domestic disturbance. The post Jonathan Majors Arrested On Assault Charges In New York appeared first on The Latest Hip-Hop News, Music and Media | Hip-Hop Wired.

Reign Man: Shawn Kemp Arrested For Alleged Drive-By Shooting Incident

Retired NBA basketball star Shawn Kemp was arrested in Tacoma, Wash. for an alleged drive-by shooting incident. The post Reign Man: Shawn Kemp Arrested For Alleged Drive-By Shooting Incident appeared first on The Latest Hip-Hop News, Music and Media | Hip-Hop Wired.

Ozy Media Founder Carlos Watson Arrested & Charged With Securities Fraud

Carlos Watson, the founder of Ozy Media, was arrested Thursday (Feb. 23) and charged with securities fraud. The post Ozy Media Founder Carlos Watson Arrested & Charged With Securities Fraud appeared first on The Latest Hip-Hop News, Music and Media | Hip-Hop Wired.

Maybe it WAS illegal: Mango Markets exploiter arrested on fraud charges

The crypto trader behind the $110 million exploit of decentralized exchange Mango Markets has been arrested in Puerto Rico — and charged with market manipulation and fraud. According to a previously sealed complaint filed with the Southern District of New York and made public on Dec. 27, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) pinned Avraham Eisenberg with one count commodities fraud and one count of commodities manipulation in relation to his exploit of Mango Markets. Eisenberg’s Oct. 11 exploit of Mango Markets worked by manipulating the value of the platform’s native token, MNGO, artificially inflating its price relative to USD Coin (USDC). Eisenberg and his team then took out “massive loans” against its inflated collateral, which drained Mango’s treasury of around $110 million worth ...

Breaking: FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried arrested, set to be extradited to US

Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder and former CEO of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange and founder of trading firm Alameda Research has been arrested by authorities in The Bahamas. A Dec. 12 statement from the Bahamas Attorney General (AG) and Minister of Legal Affairs, Ryan Pinder, states Bankman-Fried was arrested by the Royal Bahamas Police Force following a formal notification from the United States government that it has filed criminal charges against the FTX founder. The U.S. will likely request the extradition of Bankman-Fried. Pinder states The Bahamas will “promptly” process any extradition request by U.S. authorities. Bahamian Prime Minister Philip Davis said in a statement both countries have “a shared interest in holding accountable all individuals associated with FTX who may h...

Three Arrested After Stealing Over 70 Cellphones at EDC Orlando

Three people have been arrested for stealing cellphones at the 2022 edition of EDC Orlando, according to police. Detectives are now searching for the owners of over 70 phones recovered after detaining the individuals. The Orlando Police Department said they seized a backpack containing the stolen phones. Police didn’t release the suspects’ names but said the launch of an investigation and ensuing “proactive steps” led them to the arrests. They’re now encouraging the public to use EDC Orlando’s “Lost & Found” submission hub to retrieve the phones. Organizers expected roughly 280,000 attendees at this year’s EDC Orlando, reports Central Florida CBS affiliate News 6 WKMG. The festival took place November 11-13, 2022 at Camping Wor...

Blueface Arrested In Las Vegas On Attempted Murder Charges

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Handout / Getty Blueface is back in the news again and, as in previous reports, it has nothing to do with his musical career. The rapper and social media star was arrested in Las Vegas and charged with attempted murder. TMZ reports that Blueface, real name Johnathan Jamall Porter, was in Las Vegas with his girlfriend, Chrisean Rock when local authorities swarmed on the 25-year-old artist outside of Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles. The arrest took place on Tuesday (Nov. 15). According to the outlet, the charges Blueface was hit with include felony attempted murder with the use of a deadly firearm or tear gas. The other charge listed was discharging a gun into a house, building, vehicle or craft. The incident in question that sparked Blueface’s arrest occurre...

Police Report 16 Arrests, 1 Death at Burning Man 2022

Despite some crappy things that went down at this year’s Burning Man, police are reporting one of the tamest years in the event’s history in terms of its criminal activity. The Pershing County Sheriff’s Office, which works with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to ensure the safety of Burning Man’s attendees, reported just 16 arrests. That’s down from 58 arrests at last year’s iteration. According to SFGATE, charges included battery of substantial bodily harm, domestic battery, possession of controlled substance, obstructing of a police officer, possession of paraphernalia and sales of controlled substance, among others. Police also reported one death. Judge John Everett Williams, 69, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died of natural causes on September 2n...

Police Backpedal, Claim Suspect’s Intent Was Not “To Cause a Mass Shooting” at Bass Canyon Festival

Following the arrest of a gun-wielding man who they believed “may have had plans to commit a mass shooting” at an electronic music festival in Washington, police released a statement downplaying the suspect’s intent. Jonathan R. Moody, 30, was arraigned following the conclusion of Bass Canyon, an event that annually attracts roughly 25,000 people. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office had released a report on Saturday, August 20th which stated its deputies “believe they stopped an Ephrata man who may have had plans to commit a mass shooting at the Gorge Amphitheater” the day prior. According to the report, Moody was detained after attendees claimed to have seen him inhaling an “unknown substance or gas from a balloon” before loading and concealing two ...

I Need That: Kodak Black Asks For Car And Cash Seized In Florida Arrest

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Jason Koerner / Getty Kodak Black wants what is his. He is demanding that police return his vehicle and cash seized in a recent arrest in Florida. As per TMZ, Kodak Black is asking for his belongings back; respectfully. About a month ago Florida Highway Patrol pulled over his Dodge Durango while in Fort Lauderdale because the car smelled of potent marijuana. During the stop, they found 31 oxycodone pills and $74,960 in cash. He was arrested on the scene; shortly after he posted bond. The celebrity gossip website’s sources say his license and car tags were also expired. A month has already transpired and the state is still in possession of the car and the funds. In response, Kodak has already submitted his prescription for the pills and claims that he is o...