Roc-A-Fella Co-Founder Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges [Details]
Rucuss staffMarch 16, 2012
Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Kareem ‘Biggs’ Burke pleaded guilty to drugs charges in Manhattan.
Burke, 38, pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy to distribute, and to possess with intent to distribute, more than 100 kilograms of marijuana on Thursday in New York. Burke was busted along with 50 other people involved in a multi-state marijuana ring in October 2010. Authorities seized nearly $2 million and more than 260 pounds of marijuana during the bust, NorthJersey.com reports.
As part of Burke’s plea agreement he must forfeit $660,000, his residence, the $15,000 in cash that was seized from his home when he was arrested, and his 2010 BMW. Burke is facing a mandatory five years in prison and up to 40 years when he is sentenced on May 18.
Burke, Jay-Z and Damon Dash founded Roc-A-Fella records in 1995. They parted ways in 2004.
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