News: Bump J Accepts Federal Plea Deal, Confesses $108K Bank Robbery
Wednesday, Aug 26, 2009 9:25AM
Chicago rapper Terrance "Bump J" Boykin has reportedly accepted a plea bargain to avoid serving life behind bars and confessed to a 2007 bank robbery totaling over $100,000.
J's confession was reportedly made this week in Illinois.
Faced with a possible life sentence in federal prison, Chicago rapper Terrance Boykin, aka Bump J, accepted a plea deal that carries a minimum seven year sentence. In the plea deal signed June 26, Boykin admitted his guilt in the Jan. 4, 2007 robbery of the Chase Bank, 800 Madison St., which netted $108,135. He also admitted threatening bank employees with a gun.Under federal sentencing guidelines, Boykin, 28, faced between 37 and 46 months in prison for the bank robbery itself, but life in prison for menacing bank employees with a .45 caliber handgun. He will be required to serve a mandatory minimum seven years on the charge of brandishing a gun during a crime of violence. He's scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Charles R. Norgle on Sept. 1. (Wednesday Journal)
He was previously arrested last November and charged with the robbery.
Federal authorities attained the rapper earlier this week after he was stopped by local police during a routine traffic stop. He has been the target of a nationwide search by Chicago FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force since September 2008. J was indicted before a federal grand jury on one count of bank robbery and violation of federal firearms statutes. A witness believes there were two men, including J, involved in the January 4 robbery of a Chase Bank where the robbers were equipped with handguns and forced bank employees to hand over more than $100,000. (WBBM News)
The rapper made a name for himself through collaborations alongside other established Chicago artists.
Bumpy J who was once signed to Atlantic Records, has recorded songs with fellow Chi-town rapper Kanye West and Rhymefest and has dropped several mixtapes including 2006's DJ Drama hosted "Chicagorilla." (SOHH)
J also promoted his own rap group, The Goon Squad, prior to his arrest last year.
In less than one year Bump J and his crew The Goon Squad have managed to take over the streets of Chicago in a way not seen since the late Al Capone. The Goon Squad includes members Sly Polaroid, Point, Brainz Hustla and China Man. With the help of his team Bump is set to leave his mark on the game before he is done. (Last FM)
Bump J will be sentenced Tuesday, September 1st.
Check out a past Bump J interview below: