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Rapper Gets Seven Years for $2M Mortgage Scam

Federal officials have unveiled a prison sentence of more than seven years for a Bay Area rapper who took part in a $2 million mortgage fraud scheme. So reports CBS News.

prison icon 2071965 640 small 300x300Mark “Kafani” Hicks was sentenced to 82 months in prison as part of a plea deal that saw the former rising local hip-hop star convicted of aggravated identity theft, bank fraud and wire fraud, according to Northern District of California U.S. Attorney Stephanie Hinds’ office.

The 42-year-old admitted to orchestrating a conspiracy that stole from banks and lending institutions not long after he got out of prison five years ago.

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