It is not unusual to hear about someone in the music industry having a brush with the law here and there. However, being wrapped up in money laundering for a heroin kingpin is pretty unusual in itself. Rapper Lupe Fiasco seems to have found himself in this very position.
Lupe is being sued by the ex-wife of a drug lord who is currently serving 44 years in prison for running a major heroin operation. The ex-wife claims Lupe Fiasco participated in hiding money from her while she was divorcing the drug lord. She contends the rap artists hid money in various accounts and actively helped the drug lord hide it from her. She says the hidden money amounts to roughly $9 million. She spent a period of time investigating a money trail and claims it ends with Lupe Fiasco.
Fiasco says he is innocent of the charges she is making, and has played no part in their marriage or hiding of any funds. His lawyer echoes his claims of innocence. He says there simply are no secret accounts. While this is yet to be settled, one has to wonder why the feds are not trying to locate such a stash. If the drug lord currently in prison has $9 million of presumed drug money, can his ex-wife really lay claim to it at all? It is also pretty hard to hide $9 million forever. If Fiasco is found to have knowledge of the money’s whereabouts or control over any accounts containing drug money, he could face some very serious legal consequences. If guilty, he may just find himself becoming a cell mate to his heroin king pin friend.
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