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Rapper Who Boasted On Youtube About Getting Rich From Unemployment Fraud by Nobody: 6:13am On Oct 17, 2020
Rapper Who Boasted on Youtube About Getting Rich From Unemployment Fraud Gets Arrested — for Unemployment Fraud
He appears in a music video called "EDD'' in which he boasts about doing "my swagger for EDD'' and, holding up a stack of envelopes from EDD, getting rich by going "to the bank with a stack of these'' -- presumably a reference to the debit cards that come in the mail, according to court papers. A second rapper in the video intones, "You gotta sell cocaine, I just file a claim.''

A rapper who boasted in a YouTube music video about getting rich from committing unemployment benefits fraud was arrested Friday in Los Angeles on federal charges of carrying out that very scheme by fraudulently applying for more than $1.2 million in jobless benefits, including by using stolen identities, federal prosecutors announced.

Fontrell Antonio Baines, 31, who uses the stage name "Nuke Bizzle,'' was arrested on federal charges alleging he fraudulently obtained unemployment insurance benefits under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Baines who's from of Memphis, Tennessee, and currently resides in the Hollywood Hills, is expected to make his initial appearance Friday afternoon in Los Angeles federal court.

Rapper Who Boasted on Youtube About Getting Rich From Unemployment Fraud Gets Arrested — for Unemployment Fraud
He appears in a music video called "EDD'' in which he boasts about doing "my swagger for EDD'' and, holding up a stack of envelopes from EDD, getting rich by going "to the bank with a stack of these'' -- presumably a reference to the debit cards that come in the mail, according to court papers. A second rapper in the video intones, "You gotta sell cocaine, I just file a claim.''

A rapper who boasted in a YouTube music video about getting rich from committing unemployment benefits fraud was arrested Friday in Los Angeles on federal charges of carrying out that very scheme by fraudulently applying for more than $1.2 million in jobless benefits, including by using stolen identities, federal prosecutors announced.

Fontrell Antonio Baines, 31, who uses the stage name "Nuke Bizzle,'' was arrested on federal charges alleging he fraudulently obtained unemployment insurance benefits under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Baines who's from of Memphis, Tennessee, and currently resides in the Hollywood Hills, is expected to make his initial appearance Friday afternoon in Los Angeles federal court.

Prosecutors allege Baines exploited the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance provision of the CARES Act, which is designed to expand access to unemployment benefits to self-employed workers, independent contractors and others who would not otherwise be eligible.

According to an affidavit filed with the criminal complaint, Baines possessed and used debit cards pre-loaded with unemployment benefits administered by the California Employment Development Department. The debit cards were issued in the names of third-parties, including identity theft victims, according to prosecutors, who allege the applications for the cards listed addresses to which Baines had access in Beverly Hills and Koreatown.

Evidence gathered during the investigation established that at least 92 debit cards that had been pre-loaded with more than $1.2 million in fraudulently obtained benefits were mailed to those addresses, according to the affidavit. Baines and his co-schemers allegedly accessed more than $704,000 of those benefits through cash withdrawals, including in Las Vegas, as well as purchases of merchandise and services.

The affidavit further alleges that Baines bragged about his ability to defraud the EDD in a music video posted on YouTube and in postings to his Instagram account, under the handles "nukebizzle1'' and "nukebizzle23.''

For example, Baines appears in a music video called "EDD'' in which he boasts about doing "my swagger for EDD'' and, holding up a stack of envelopes from EDD, getting rich by going "to the bank with a stack of these'' -- presumably a reference to the debit cards that come in the mail, according to court papers. A second rapper in the video intones, "You gotta sell cocaine, I just file a claim.''

On Sept. 23, Las Vegas police arrested Baines, who had in his possession eight debit cards, seven of which were in the names of other people, the affidavit states.

@Iyo cartel @slarwormir @all cursed Yahoo boys and girls on nairaland this will be your fate


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Source https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/rapper-nuke-bizzle-edd-uneomployment-fraud-los-angeles/2445279/

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Re: Rapper Who Boasted On Youtube About Getting Rich From Unemployment Fraud by geesilver(m): 6:19am On Oct 17, 2020
this one never get sense.... na hushbaby him be. instead of him to be on a low key enjoy the money and wait for nemesis to catch up, you come out dey brag. for who?
now it's time up.
well I no blame am money get spirit no matter your calmness e go push you to so something crazy.
Re: Rapper Who Boasted On Youtube About Getting Rich From Unemployment Fraud by Drvade(m): 6:20am On Oct 17, 2020
Hmm
Re: Rapper Who Boasted On Youtube About Getting Rich From Unemployment Fraud by illicit(m): 6:30am On Oct 17, 2020
Learner....
Re: Rapper Who Boasted On Youtube About Getting Rich From Unemployment Fraud by DICKstractor(m): 6:35am On Oct 17, 2020
cheesy
Re: Rapper Who Boasted On Youtube About Getting Rich From Unemployment Fraud by gaius01(m): 6:35am On Oct 17, 2020
Arrrrrrrh


Wahala dey sleep overdo do wake am.

Yeye dey smell. undecided
Re: Rapper Who Boasted On Youtube About Getting Rich From Unemployment Fraud by Nobody: 6:56am On Oct 17, 2020
Nairalanders watch as all the criminal lowlife Yahoo boys we have here will come and be blaming him and calling him names for showing off

One by one they will all meet their waterloo

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Re: Rapper Who Boasted On Youtube About Getting Rich From Unemployment Fraud by Vyzz: 6:57am On Oct 17, 2020
It's no secret that some of them actually do sell drugs...


But look on the bright side kid, the arrest go blow u...
You Don the follow the footstep of ya marlin lord

Na u b American Naira Marley....
Re: Rapper Who Boasted On Youtube About Getting Rich From Unemployment Fraud by GOFRONT(m): 7:08am On Oct 17, 2020
tongue
Re: Rapper Who Boasted On Youtube About Getting Rich From Unemployment Fraud by Iyoocartel(f): 7:10am On Oct 17, 2020
iyooooooo cartel

He'll be out stronger in no time.
May God see you through in this tough time brother
Re: Rapper Who Boasted On Youtube About Getting Rich From Unemployment Fraud by Nobody: 8:07am On Oct 17, 2020
Iyoocartel:
iyooooooo cartel

He'll be out stronger in no time.
May God see you through in this tough time brother
.shut up there

Thief , Yahoo criminal

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