Rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested yesterday (Dec. 23) for allegedly violating the terms of his parole, Los Angeles sheriff's officials said. The alleged parole violations involve his a
Rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested yesterday (Dec. 23) for allegedly violating the terms of his parole, Los Angeles sheriff's officials said. The alleged parole violations involve his alleged association with reputed gang members, police said. Authorities learned of the possible violations after raiding the rap mogul's office and home last month.
Knight was arrested after meeting with his parole officer.
Knight's attorney said his client has done nothing wrong, adding that if he did come into contact with any gang members it would only have been in connection with his responsibilities as a record company executive. "He hasn't done anything but try to obey the law and work hard since his release," attorney David Chesnoff said. "I'm hopeful that when this is all thoroughly analyzed that he'll be permitted to be released."
Sheriff's investigators raided Knight's Malibu home and the Beverly Hills office of his Tha Row records Nov. 14 in connection with a pair of unsolved homicides. Authorities have said Knight is not a suspect in the killings.
In August 2001, Knight was released on parole after serving five years for violating probation on assault charges by getting into a fight in a Las Vegas hotel. The 1996 altercation occurred hours before rapper Tupac Shakur was killed in a drive-by shooting while riding in Knight's car.
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