Haitian-American rapper Pras Michel rose to fame with the Fugees and had success as a solo artist with the song, “Ghetto Supastar.”
But on Monday, the Grammy-winning Pras, 50, will go on trial in a federal court in Washington, DC, Media Take Out has confirmed. The rapper could face up to 22 years in prison if convicted on charges that include one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States government, among others.
And it looks like Pras is trying to BRING DOWN A BUNCH OF OTHER FOLKS with him.
Pras is the key figure in a complex, multi-billion dollar global finance and political influence conspiracy involving two foreign nationals: Jho Low, a Malaysian billionaire with ties to China, and Guo Wengui, an exiled Chinese billionaire who recently had a fire in his Manhattan apartment during an FBI raid.
In response, Pras’ defense has subpoenaed Presidents Obama and Trump, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and others in the case, so it’s going to get CRAZY.
And he also has some pretty prominent businessmen that he plans on calling – including ex-HUD director Ben Carson, Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn and former US Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Federal prosecutors allege Pras received approximately $100 million from Low to influence American politics.
Low, dubbed the “Asian Great Gatsby,” is on trial with Pras but has gone on the lam after allegedly siphoning $4.4 billion from a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund called 1Malaysia Development Berhad fund (1MDB) and going on a wild spending spree — both to impress celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Miranda Kerr and Kim Kardashian and to launder the funds.