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Video: Tyga claims Cash Money Records owes him $12 million, Birdman says that’s bogus!

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Micheal Ray Stevenson aka Tyga, an American rapper known for his hit single ‘Rack City,’ was a  guest on New York’s Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club a few days ago, and during his time there, discussed a lot of topics, including his relationship with reality television stars, Kylie Jenner, Rob Kardashian, Blac Chyna and alleged false rumors about his life. But …

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Diezani Alison-Madueke: U.S. Dept. of Justice files lawsuit to recover over $100 million from Nigerian ex-oil minister and her associates

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The United States Government, through its Department of Justice, released the statement below on Friday, July 14, 2017, advising the American public and the world of its civil action filed in federal court seeking compensation from Nigerian ex-oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke and her associates. Read the statement below. -Ms. Uduak Department of Justice Seeks to Recover Over $100 Million Obtained …

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Exclusive: Rapper Sinzu Sentenced to 2 years in Federal Prison for Aggravated Identity Theft (Indictment & Sentencing Documents)

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Coming off the heels of the arrest of Nigerian pop star Dammy Krane in Miami, Florida, for identity theft, among other charges, Babalola Falemi aka Sinzu, a popular Nigerian hip-hop artist, has just been sentenced to two years in Federal Prison in Boise, Idaho, for aggravated identity theft. Sinzu has an extensive run in with the law and overwhelmingly, they …

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AML099: How to Avoid Shady Promoters – The Dammy Krane Case Study

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This week was a legal hailstorm in the African entertainment industry after Miami police arrested Nigerian pop singer Dammy Krane and his co-defendant Chukwuebuka Gabriel Ilonchowu (“Ebuka”), an alleged U.S. promoter who allegedly hired Krane’s services to perform in the United States, for alleged grand theft, credit card, and identity fraud charges. While Dammy Krane has since been released, there …

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Dammy Krane: Singer released from jail on $7,500 bail

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Nigerian pop singer Dammy Krane who was arrested on June 2nd, 2017, on theft and fraud charges has been released from jail on a $7,500 bail. The court updated information regarding his Nebbia hearing of June 6, 2017, shows the following: Dammy Krane appeared in court with his previously assigned attorney, Fan Li, who is a public defender i.e. a …

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Exclusive: Read Dammy Krane and U.S. Promoter Ebuka’s Criminal Complaint/Arrest Affidavit for Alleged Theft & Fraud Crimes

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AML has obtained a copy of the Complaint/Arrest Affidavit for Nigerian pop singer Dammy Krane and his co-defendant Chukwuebuka Gabriel Ilonchowu (“Ebuka”), an alleged U.S. promoter who allegedly hired Krane’s services to perform in the United States. The complaint explains the details of how and why the two were arrested for the alleged crimes of grand theft, credit card, and …