July 26, 2021

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Rapper arrested in California for bragging about PUA fraud

A rapper who bragged in a YouTube music video about how to get rich on unemployment benefit by committing fraud was arrested today on federal charges of fraudulently claiming more than $ 1.2 million in unemployment benefits, including through the use of stolen identities.

Street artist Fontrell Antonio Baines, 31, better known “Nuke Bizzle,” of Memphis, Tennessee was arrested pursuant to a criminal complaint alleging a scheme to fraudulently obtain unemployment insurance benefits under Coronavirus Assistance Economic Security and Relief Law (CARES Law). Baines is expected to make his initial appearance this afternoon at the United States District Court in downtown Los Angeles.

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