Rapper B.G., Former Hot Boyz Member Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison [Details]
Rucuss staffJuly 19, 2012
New Orleans rapper B.G. of the former group the Hot Boyz was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for gun possession and witness tampering.
B.G., whose real name is Christopher Dorsey, was handed the sentence on Wednesday. He wore a jail jumpsuit and sat in a wheelchair during the court proceedings for unknown reasons. Dorsey, who had three felony drug convictions from 1998 to 2003, was also ordered to also serve three years of supervised release at the end of his prison term.
According to NOLA.com, Dorsey had previously pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm during a 2009 traffic stop in eastern New Orleans. Police found three guns, along with loaded magazines. Two of the guns had been reported stolen and the car itself had been stolen from an Alamo rental car parking lot.
B.G., later, obstructed justice by pushing one of his two associates to falsely claim ownership of the gun that opened up an avenue to charge Dorsey. He confessed to the crimes but prosecutors made it clear that he was not cooperating, staying in line with the “no-snitch” philosophy he so often rapped about in his songs.
During the trial, prosecutors showed videos linking B.G. to two of New Orleans’ most high-profile alleged murderers, imprisoned alleged drug kingpin Telly Hankton and Walter Porter. B.G. had name checked both in online clips. Prosecutors were asking for a 25-year prison term for Dorsey in the case, pointing to the videos as proof of the MC’s wide-ranging criminal activity.
Dorsey’s lawyer said his client’s appearance in the controversial videos was merely “posturing and marketing,” saying that while “many people would frown upon his art … it is art.” The judge in the case indeed frowned on the videos, but would not allow them to be used to secure a longer sentence.
The 31-year old was signed with Cash Money Records at the age of 13. He was a member of the Hot Boys, which was a 1990s group that included Lil Wayne, Juvenile and Young Turk. He battled heroin addiction and released countless albums and mix tapes throughout his 15-year career.
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