Two more individuals have been indicted in a case that is said to be connected to the ongoing federal investigation into record label The Inc. That probe reportedly involves alleged ties to drug traff
Two more individuals have been indicted in a case that is said to be connected to the ongoing federal investigation into record label The Inc. That probe reportedly involves alleged ties to drug trafficking, money laundering and gang activities.
Dennis Crosby, aka “Divine” and “Howbout,” and Nicole Brown, aka “Nicole Lawe” and “Nicole Spooner,” were indicted today (Nov. 18) in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, N.Y., as members of an “enterprise” that allegedly engaged in murder, conspiracy to murder, narcotics sales and money laundering, according to court documents.
The four-count indictment alleges that the two were involved for their roles in the 2001 murder of Eric Smith, aka E. Money Bags, a Queens, N.Y., rapper. It also says the two were allegedly involved in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine and heroin, and that they use and carry a firearm “in relation to crimes of violence.”
The news follows yesterday's arraignment of Ron Robinson, personal manager for The Inc. artist Ja Rule, in the same court. As first reported here, Robinson was indicted on charges of money laundering and money-laundering conspiracy involving more than $1 million.
A week earlier, Cynthia Brent, aka “Cynthia Carr,” was indicted on a money-laundering conspiracy. Sources say Carr has been employed as a bookkeeper for The Inc., which was formerly known as Murder Inc.
Representatives for The Inc. and the District Attorney's office had no comment.