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NBA YoungBoy Held on $100K Bail in Utah Prescription Fraud Case

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A decide in Utah has set a $100,000 bond for rapper NBA YoungBoy, who faces dozens of costs involving a fraudulent prescription operation he allegedly orchestrated.

The 24-year-old rap artist, whose actual identify is Kentrell Gaulden, appeared Thursday (Could 9) earlier than Choose Spencer D. Walsh in a Cache County, Utah, court docket for the bond listening to, KUTV-TV reported.

Gaulden was arrested April 16 at his dwelling in Huntsville, the place he was on home arrest whereas awaiting trial on federal weapons costs. He faces 63 felonies and misdemeanors associated to the fraudulent prescription operation, which included identification fraud, acquiring a prescription beneath false pretenses, forgery, possession of a harmful weapon by a restricted particular person, participating in a sample of illegal exercise, and possession of a managed substance.

Three others linked to the case are accused of touring to close by pharmacies to select up prescriptions for tablets that had been stuffed on bogus orders from folks pretending to be actual medical doctors.

The protection knowledgeable Walsh that the state agreed to a $100,000 bond in change for his waiving a preliminary listening to, the place the state must persuade a decide {that a} crime was dedicated and that it was dedicated by the defendant. His arraignment was set for July 1 at which era he’ll enter a plea, the tv station reported.

“You’ll be introduced over from the Cache County Jail assuming you’re nonetheless incarcerated,” Walsh mentioned.

On April 26, further costs associated to the prescription fraud case have been filed in opposition to Gaulden in Weber County, together with a second-degree felony depend of possession of a harmful weapon by a restricted particular person and two Class A misdemeanor counts of distributing a managed substance. He was held with out bond in that case.

Authorities mentioned Gaulden will sooner or later be transferred again to federal custody within the U.S. Center District Court docket of Louisiana the place he faces a July 15 trial on a possession of a firearm cost in Baton Rouge. U.S. District Choose Shelly Dick, who’s presiding over the federal case, signed an order Could 2 suspending the trial to a date but to be decided as a number of pending motions within the case play out, court docket data present.

The weapons cost stems from a 2020 music video shoot. Baton Rouge police rounded up Gaulden and 15 others after swarming the video shoot and discovering pistols and assault rifles hidden within the space, arrest studies point out.

A spokesperson for the U.S. Attorneys workplace in Baton Rouge confirmed Thursday that when Gaulden is finally launched from Utah state custody he’ll be detained by federal authorities, The Advocate reported.

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