News: Lil Wayne Spending "Extra" Time W/ Female Rikers Island Captain, Sources Say
Monday, Sep 6, 2010 9:36AM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has reportedly been spending additional time with a female jail captain at New York's Rikers Island, according to multiple sources.
Based on weekend reports, Weezy is receiving special treatment behind bars.
A Rikers Island jail captain is being investigated for treating rapper Lil Wayne like a big shot. Capt. Latanya Brown was questioned by Correction Department investigators for spending extra time with the star and letting him hang out in his cell while other inmates were locked out of their bunks and ordered into the recreation yard, two sources told The Post. The department has a zero-tolerance policy for officers who give preferential treatment to inmates, a spokesman said. Brown could not be reached for comment. (New York Post)
This, in turn, has now sparked an ongoing investigation.
Officials at the New York City Department of Correction have launched an investigation into the claims and Brown was recently questioned about the allegations, according to the New York Post. Wayne is expected to walk free from prison on November 5 after serving eight months of his one-year sentence. (Toronto Sun)
Wayne began his stint behind bars last March after multiple delays.
The rap star was sentenced to a year in jail after authorities found a weapon on his tour bus. The sentencing was part of a plea deal attorneys reached with prosecutors last November regarding his 2007 arrest after a gun was found in his tour bus. (UPI News)
Last spring, another female Rikers Island employee was accused of offering Wayne special treatment.
In April, just one month after the rapper started his year-long sentence for attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a guard at the complex was fired for allegedly spying on Lil Wayne. Amelia Negron was fired for glimpsing at Lil Wayne, although she denied the charges, claiming her union boss forced her to make a confession. (All Hip Hop)
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