News: B.G. Faces 10 Years In Prison W/ Federal Indictment
Thursday, May 19, 2011 11:17PM
Former Cash Money Records rapper Christopher "B.G." Dorsey is reportedly facing up to ten years behind bars after being indicted by a federal grand jury this week on gun-related charges.
Details of the indictment landed online Thursday (May 19) evening.
Christopher Dorsey, 30, who raps under the moniker B.G. or Baby Gangsta, was charged in a three-count indictment with being a felon in possession of a firearm and conspiracy to obstruct justice, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Jim Letten's office. If found guilty, Dorsey faces up to 10 years in prison, according to Letten's office. (NOLA News)
Last year, B.G. stated his innocence by pleading not guilty to the gun charges.
B.G., a prominent local hip-hop artist and longtime collaborator with superstar Lil Wayne, pleaded innocent to a gun charge Thursday (February 11) in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court. Christopher Dorsey, 29, who raps under the moniker B.G. or Baby Gangsta, was arrested with two other men in November for allegedly possessing three weapons, along with loaded magazines and two extended clips, while driving in eastern New Orleans. Police said two of the three guns had been previously reported stolen. (Times-Picayune)
B.G. previously addressed the arrest and said he did not possess a firearm when busted in fall 2009.
"The bond, [the court] wanted to set it at a 100,000 [dollars] because of my record," B.G. explained in an interview. "But the bond end up being like 50,000...[And] so I got my other little partna [Demounde] out of jail, and he gonna sign the affidavit saying that none of [us] had no knowledge that the guns was in the car so my man [Jerod's] parole officer can come sign him out..."As of right now...I don't know how the guns got in the vehicle. For all I know the police coulda put 'em in the vehicle. But when I got in the vehicle, the guns wasn't in there." (Hip Hop DX)
He was reportedly busted during a routine traffic stop by police in early November 2009.
Police arrested B.G. Tuesday night following a traffic stop in which officers recovered three guns, two of which were reported stolen, according to the New Orleans Police Department. Dorsey, 29, was booked with illegal carrying of weapons. He appeared in magistrate court Thursday morning, but the status of his incarceration, such as bond information, was not listed Thursday night in electronic court records maintained by the Criminal Sheriff's Office. (Times-Picayune)
No further details have been revealed as of now.
Check out some past B.G. footage below: