Lil Meech, the 22 year old actor and rapper who rose to fame portraying his father, Demetrius Flenory of Black Mafia Family, in 50 Cent’s BMF series adaptation – appears to be facing 60 years in prison, Media Take Out has learned.
According to an online collection of mugshots – purportedly taken from Miami/Dade County criminal reports, Lil Meech – real name Demetrius Flenory – appears to have been picked up in Miami, and charged with multiple counts of fraud, and scamming. Assuming the report is accurate, so far he’s only facing Florida State charges, and not federal charges.
According to online reports, Lik Meech is accused of finessing a jeweler out of a $200,000 Richard Miele watch – and trying to sell it elsewhere.
Given the nature of the fraud crimes that he’s purportedly been charged with, the FBI may have jurisdiction over this case, sources tell Media Take Out.
The two crimes that Lil Meech has been charged with, according to the online mugshot report, are Organized Fraud in the First Degree, and Grand Theft in the First Degree.
Media Take Out confirmed that “organized fraud” is ranked as level 3 under the Florida Punishment Code. The punishment is different based upon the value of the property defrauded. In Lil Meech’s case, the fraud he’s charged with is more than $50,000 so it is a first-degree felony punishable up to 30 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
And that’s not his only charge. He also appears to be charged with grand theft in the first degree (Over $100k). Media Take Out confirmed that “Grand Theft” is classified as a first degree felony, punishable by up to 30 years in prison, with a maximum fine of $10,000.
If he’s convicted of all charges, the actor will face up to 60 years in prison.
In 2019, under the mononym “Lil Meech” (which is a tribute to his father, “Big Meech”), Flenory Jr. self-released his debut song “Bad Habits”; included in the music video was a half-minute recording of his father conversing from jail.
Flenory Jr. received positive reception on his role as his father in the BMF television series. The Face described the actor’s performance as “brilliant” — despite it being his acting debut.
The crime drama series had been renewed for a second season prior to the completed airing of the first season. In August 2021, Flenory was revealed to be a new addition to HBO’s Euphoria portraying the character of Travis, a DJ and producer.
Being a fan of the show himself, Flenory Jr. explained: “Euphoria touches on a lot of different subjects and it’s all real world things. I think it’s needed for the culture, that’s why so many people love it. I love it. I watched the whole first season and I can’t wait for the next. It’s the truth, it’s real, it’s what’s happening out there.”