Rapper Nuke Bizzle, that boasted at a YouTube movie about becoming wealthy by submitting false unemployment claims, has been detained Friday (October 16) on charges of fraud after using for over $1.2 million in jobless benefits.
Bizzle, whose actual name is Fontrell Antonio Baines, supposedly obtained the advantages in a part using stolen identities below the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), as per a news release in the Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office in California.
The Memphis-based rapper, that resides in Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, California, has been taken into custody September 23 and billed with entry device fraud, and aggravated identity theft, and interstate transfer of stolen land, which can be felonies, the release conditions.
RELATED: 21 Savage Shows He Would Still Be Deported From ICE Agents
When convicted, Baines can be given a maximum sentence of 22 years in prison. )
From the audio”EDD,” that was published to YouTube, Bizzle creates a remark to the California Employment Development Department, also raps about performing”my own swagger to EDD.” He has also seen holding a pile of advantages envelopes and bank cards. He adds he is getting wealthy by”go(ing) into the lender using a pile of them.”
The criminal complaint said Baines, who now resides in the Hollywood Hills, has been included with a scheme to fraudulently get unemployment insurance benefits below the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
“Baines supposedly exploited the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) supply of their CARES Act, that was made to extend access to unemployment benefits for self-employed employees, independent contractors, and many others who wouldn’t otherwise qualify,” government officials explained, according to the Los Angeles Times.
KCBS reports that after being arrested by Las Vegas police when riding in a Cadillac Escalade, Baines had been shown to be accountable for eight EDD debit cards, seven of which were at the titles of different men and women.
Las Vegas authorities also discovered $49,734 hauled under Baines’ chair, according to the affidavit. Baines has since pleaded not guilty to the charges linked to the arrest and has been released on bond, the Times reports.