Rapper boasting of unemployment scam arrested for fraud, theft

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Los Angeles based rapper Nuke Bizzle was charged with running an unemployment benefits scam after boasting about fraud in his music.

A California-based rapper faces fraud charges after being arrested for a crime he bragged about on a recently released song.

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Rapper Nuke Bizzle was arrested Friday in Los Angeles on federal charges of a financial scheme that involved stealing identities to claim over $1.2M in jobless benefits. According to ABC7, Nuke Bizzle, whose legal name is Fontrell Antonio Baines fraudulently collected insurance benefits allocated for unemployment under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Born in Memphis, the 31-year-old currently lives in Hollywood Hills. Released on Sept. 11, his song EDD, which features another rapper Fat Wizza, bragged about making millions from the Employment Development Department, the office represented by the acronym in the title. In the song, both artists rhymed about how drug dealing is no longer their get-rich choice because now they can just file a…


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