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Crime Rapper brags about defrauding government in video gets arrested for actually doing it

15:15  18 october  2020
15:15  18 october  2020 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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A rapper who made a music video to brag about getting rich from coronavirus unemployment benefits was arrested for Baines bragged about his ability to defraud the EDD in a music video featuring Fat Wizza posted on YouTube on Sept. In the video , he boasts about doing “my swagger for EDD.”

Him getting caught might not have actually had much to do with the rap video to be fair, although it probably didn't help. From my understanding there is some dental work covered by the government for kids. I think it ’s only the yearly If you must brag about your crimes do so to your therapist.

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).

a person holding a phone: Fontrell Antonio Baines, 31, who goes by the stage name “Nuke Bizzle” was arrested after applying for more than $1.2 million in benefits and using stolen identities to fraudulently obtain unemployment insurance benefits under the CARES Act. © ABC News/NBH Records Fontrell Antonio Baines, 31, who goes by the stage name “Nuke Bizzle” was arrested after applying for more than $1.2 million in benefits and using stolen identities to fraudulently obtain unemployment insurance benefits under the CARES Act.

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.

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The rapper recently made a music video in which he boasts about getting rich off of scamming the government for money given out under the Coronavirus Aid People all over the world have been running similar scams and getting caught, but they usually refrain from bragging about it on YouTube.

Rapper Nuke Bizzle, who bragged in a music video about getting rich with unemployment claims. was charged with fraud for allegedly stealing unemployment Baines, who currently lives in the Hollywood Hills, was arrested Sept. 23 by Las Vegas police while riding in a Cadillac Escalade, KCBS reported.

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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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{{featured_button_text}}. Facebook. Twitter. WhatsApp. SMS. Email. Print. Save. WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A Tennessee rapper who boasted in a music video about getting rich from committing unemployment fraud was arrested Friday in Los Angeles.

A Los Angeles rapper has been arrested on federal charges of stealing jobless benefits, weeks after he released a song boasting of getting wealthy by the very same scheme. In the music video , he brags about doing 'my swagger for EDD' and holds up a stack of envelopes from EDD, revealing his

MORE: Man arrested for stuffing razor blades into consumers' pizza dough Fontrell Antonio Baines, 31, who goes by the stage name “Nuke Bizzle” was arrested after applying for more than $1.2 million in benefits and using stolen identities to fraudulently obtain unemployment insurance benefits under the CARES Act. © ABC News/NBH Records Fontrell Antonio Baines, 31, who goes by the stage name “Nuke Bizzle” was arrested after applying for more than $1.2 million in benefits and using stolen identities to fraudulently obtain unemployment insurance benefits under the CARES Act. MORE: Dunkin' Donuts employee arrested after cop finds 'large, thick piece of mucus' in his coffee

The DOJ says that during their investigation they discovered at least 92 debit cards that had more than $1.2 million in fraudulently obtained benefits and that he had accessed more than $704,000 of those benefits through cash withdrawal as well purchasing merchandise and other services with them.

To make matters worse, Baines openly bragged about the fraudulent activity in one of his music videos.

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Said the DOJ: “Baines bragged about his ability to defraud the EDD in a music video posted on YouTube and in postings to his Instagram account, under the handles “nukebizzle1” and “nukebizzle23.” For example, Baines appears in a music video called “EDD” in which he boasts about doing “my swagger for EDD” and, holding up a stack of envelopes from EDD, getting rich by “go[ing] to the bank with a stack of these” – presumably a reference to the debit cards that come in the mail. A second rapper in the video intones, “You gotta sell cocaine, I just file a claim.”

Baines was subsequently arrested in Las Vegas Nevada on Sept. 23 and was found with eight debit cards, seven of which were in the names of other persons, according to the DOJ.

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Baines now faces three federal charges in the case -- access device fraud, aggravated identity theft, and interstate transportation of stolen property.

If convicted of all of these charges, Baines would face a statutory maximum sentence of 22 years in federal prison.

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