News: Rick Ross' "Gang" Investigation Revealed, More Legal Documents Emerge
Monday, Feb 9, 2009 12:02PM
More documents showing Rick Ross' past history have emerged, including reports that his arrest was a result of Ross' own claims that he was affiliated with the Carol City Cartel.
Paperwork from an April deposition regarding Ross' gun and drug charges has now hit the Internet.
Ross's lawyer, Allan Zamren, asked Officer Rey Hernandez why Ross's case was assigned to the gang task force. "Because your client claims affiliation with Carol City Cartel and other known gang members," Hernandez replied. Zamren then proceeded to press Hernandez on Ross's supposed gang ties. "Do you have anybody from a Carol City gang that you have information on or basis of any knowledge that says he is affiliated with them?" Hernandez answered, "No." Zamren then asked, "Do you have anything that shows you he was affiliated with any gang?" Hernandez replied, "No, I do not." Zamren also got Hernandez to acknowledge that, prior to the January 2008 bust, Ross had never been arrested in Miami-Dade County, where he has long resided. (The Smoking Gun)
Along with The Smoking Gun, 50 Cent's ThisIs50.com now has an "Officer Ricky" profile page displaying the rapper's signed corrections officer documents and photos.
"I am pleased to officially inform you of your appointment to the above position of Correctional Officer Trainee, pending the completion of the background investigation, effective December 29, 1995," a letter reads. "Your salary will be $881.29. I look forward to having you as an employee of South Florida Reception Center, and hope that our relationship will be productive, satisfying and long lasting. Sincerely, Marta Villacorta, Superintendant." (This Is 50)
Ross had previously denied his past corrections officer employment last summer.
Despite evidence uncovered by the Smoking Gun that rapper Rick Ross was once employed as a Florida corrections officer, the rapper still deniedhe ever worked as a CO. In a new set of documents, the website proves Ross is in denial about his old job, as the Department of Corrections gave TSG an 86-page file on the rapper's employment, including copies of his birth certificate and his social security card. (Rolling Stone)
Ironically, one of Ross' new anti-50 Cent songs is called "Gang Related."
"I don't Murs, but I know birds/I bet I knew furs outta all you n*gga's first/fake tough guys, it ain't even in your blood/sex, money, murder, all them n*gga's give me love...Never wanna talk/Got the burner in the winter, in the middle of New York/Better hear the facts 'cause it's deeper than the rap/I got people that'll eat cha way deeper than the stack" (World Star Hip Hop)