Skip to comments.Rapper Lil' Kim Convicted of Perjury
Posted on 03/17/2005 2:38:07 PM PST by TFFKAMM
Rap diva Lil' Kim was convicted Thursday of lying to a federal grand jury to protect friends involved in a shootout outside a radio station.
Lil' Kim and her assistant were both convicted of perjury and conspiracy but acquitted of obstruction of justice. They each face up to 20 years in prison; sentencing was set for June 24.
The 29-year-old former sidekick and mistress of the late Notorious B.I.G., known for her revealing outfits and raunchy raps, testified that she did not notice two close friends at the scene of the 2001 shootout her manager, Damion Butler, and Suif "Gutta" Jackson. Both men have since pleaded guilty to gun charges.
The jury saw radio station security photos showing Butler opening a door for Lil' Kim. And witnesses Antoine "Banger" Spain and James "Lil' Cease" Lloyd, who once teamed with Lil' Kim in the group Junior M.A.F.I.A, testified that Butler and Jackson were at the station with her.
Both defendants shook their heads as the verdicts were delivered. Lil' Kim's supporters broke out in sobs. After the verdict, when asked whether she had any comment, Lil' Kim shook her head...
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More appropriate, considering the circumstances...
Does anyone have an idea what the sentence could be for someone convicted of perjury AND conspiracy?
Are we talking some serious jail time here? Or will some well-intentioned prosecutor give her a light sentence so she can do PSA's and other community activities?
Double barrel SKANK alert! Although that is one of the more flattering pictures I've seen of michael jackson (Nice Fro' Bro')
"I thought I was Li'l Kim."
The penality for perjury is nothing. Just ask slick willy clinton.
Oh, wait, I forgot about Martha Stewart.
Hey since when is perjury a crime? She should have called Bill, He could have gotten her off.
Da White Man Be Keepin' Me Down.....Word!!
It's not up to the prosecutor, it's up to the judge. The Sentencing Guidelines are no longer mandatory, under a recent Supreme Court case, but most judges still follow them. I think (don't hold me to this) the guidelines for perjury are about 2 years.
Rap diva gotta Lil'Trouble Unh huh!
Well, since sentencing is a judicial, not a prosecutorial function, I think we're safe on this one.
So if she gets 2 for Perjury and 5 for conspiracy she will ONLY have to serve the 5 as the 2 will run CONCURRENTLY and as a result she will be out in 2.5 years with good behavior.
That is MINUS of course anything she has already served, if anything.
Sorry, I had a brain-dead moment.
I meant to say "Judge".
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