Former Cash Money Records rapper B.G. has reportedly been sentenced to nearly 15 years behind bars on a federal gun possession and witness tampering conviction.
The New Orleans-bred emcee received his 14-year jail sentence Wednesday (July 18).
A New Orleans rapper who pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm and conspiring to obstruct justice has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. Christopher Dorsey, known as “BG,” also was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan to three years of supervised release following his prison term. The 28-year-old pleaded guilty in December to being a felon in possession of a firearm in 2009. Prosecutors say Dorsey had three felony drug convictions between 1998 and 2003. (SF Gate)
In May, reports claimed he faced up to ten years in the slammer.
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)