A. Nuke Bizzle was sentenced to 77 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges of fraud and illegal firearm possession.
Baines was arrested after he bragged about getting fraudulent benefits in a YouTube music video.
The Department of Justice said in a press statement that Baines had defrauded COVID 19 relief programs to obtain unemployment benefits administered by the EDD in the names of third parties, including identity theft victims.
The applications for benefits also included false statements about the work histories and in-state residences of the applicants. I got rich off of EDD in the song EDD 2020, according to Baines. The rapper says I just might swipe me a lump sum.
The EDD and U.S. Treasury Department losses from Baines' scheming totaled nearly $705,000.
In September 2020, Las Vegas authorities arrested Baines after he was found with eight debit cards, seven of which were in different names.
In his 2020 Hollywood Hills home, Baines admitted to having an illegal semi-automatic pistol with 14 rounds of ammunition.
The DOJ said that Baines also trafficked narcotics. On January 31, 2020, at Memphis International Airport. Baines tried to check a bag containing various controlled substances, including oxycodone, promethazine with codeine, alprazolam, and more than seven pounds of marijuana. Baines has been held in federal custody since being arrested by federal officials in October 2020.