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Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:53 PM

Rapper who bragged about defrauding government in music video gets arrested for actually doing it

Source: ABC News

A rapper who bragged about defrauding the government’s unemployment program in a music video has been arrested on federal charges of carrying out the exact scheme he mentioned in his video, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

Fontrell Antonio Baines, 31, who goes by the stage name “Nuke Bizzle” was arrested after applying for more than $1.2 million in jobless benefits and using stolen identities in a scheme to fraudulently obtain unemployment insurance benefits under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Baines, originally from Memphis Tennessee but who now resides in the Hollywood Hills in California, was allegedly exploiting the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) provision of the CARES Act which the DOJ says is designed to expand access to unemployment benefits to self-employed workers, independent contractors, and others who would not otherwise be eligible.

“Baines possessed and used debit cards pre-loaded with unemployment benefits administered by the California Employment Development Department (EDD),” the DOJ said in a statement announcing Baines’ arrest. “The debit cards were issued in the names of third-parties, including identity theft victims. The applications for these debit cards listed addresses to which Baines had access in Beverly Hills and Koreatown.”

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groundloop Oct 18 OP
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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 02:13 PM

1. Depending on your FEC filings...

...you may be entitled to simply return it; no questions asked.

/sarcasm

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 02:49 PM

2. I hope that he gets to pay back every dime that he stole

plus interest, penalties and is left on the street corner selling pencils.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 04:10 PM

3. A Rapper's Very Revealing Concept Album

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 07:24 PM

4. Accuse others of that which you are guilty.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 10:30 PM

5. Fontrell Antonio Baines, 31, who goes by the stage name

Prisoner 17563-20988

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