Farruko Changes His Plea to Guilty After Airport Arrest

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Urban singer Farruko has asked the federal court in Puerto Rico to change his plea from not guilty to guilty on charges of lying to federal authorities, Billboard has confirmed.

On April 2, 2018, Farruko (born Carlos Efren Reyes Rosado) was arrested at the Isla Grande airport after he was found with more than $50,000 in his suitcases and shoes. At the time, he was flying from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico and reported that he did not have more than $10,000 on the immigration sheet.

According to a report by El Nuevo Dia newspaper, Farruko’s lawyer, Allan Rivera Fernández, requested the change in a motion submitted to federal judge Gustavo Gelpí.

"Upon the conclusion of the negotiations (with the prosecution), the defendant notifies the court of his decision to change his plea from not guilty to guilty," the motion said.

After the request, Judge Gelpí set a hearing for Thursday in his courtroom in the Federal Court of Old San Juan.

Billboard contacted Farruko’s reps and they have no further comments.