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Prosecutors Seek $25 Million Dollar Bail For Suge Knight, Detail His Life of Crime

March 20, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Prosecutors Seek $25 Million Dollar Bail For Suge Knight, Detail His Life of Crime

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Rap impresario Marion “Suge” Knight will return to court Friday morning for a bail hearing in his murder case filed against the former rap music mogul.

A Los Angeles prosecutor filed a motion Thursday requesting the judge set a $25 million dollar bail for Knight. The LA County Prosecutor cited Knights past of issuing threats and acts of violence dating back to the 1990s.

The motion claims he operated an extortion ring targeting aspiring and established rap artists, which help Knight amass a $10 million dollar fortune.

Prosecutor Cynthia Barnes said Knight issued threats over the film “Straight Outta Compton,” which is an NWA biopic.

The Los Angeles District Attorney charged Knight with murder and attempted murder for the hit-and-run parking lot incident where he struck two men.

Filmmaker Cle “Bone” Sloan sustained severe injuries and Terry Carter, 55, was killed in the incident. Knight has pled not guilty, his attorneys argue Knight was the target of an ambush.

Barnes argued in the court filing, for Knight to post bail, his defense must provide proof money didn’t come from any illegal proceeds.

Knight would need the entire cash amount of $25 million or pay a bail bondsman an eight percent fee, which could amount to $2 million dollars in order to post the bond.

Prosecutors included a 2014 police report in the filing from an unidentified individual, who claimed Knight issued warning over the film. “Knight was angry that he wasn’t getting paid for a character portrayed after the rap mogul in the movie.”

The individual claimed that the rap mogul threatened to harm former NWA members Dr. Dre and Ice Cube over the film.

Knight was a co-founder of Death Row Records, who produced artists including Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur, and Snoop Dogg.

He lost his controlling interest of the record company, which has since filed for bankruptcy.

Knight’s 1994 conviction on a federal gun charge and a 1995 conviction on two counts of assault with a firearm that led to a lengthy prison sentence, was cited in the prosecutor’s motion.

The Barnes wrote in Court files, “Since his release from prison custody, Knight has continued his repugnant life of crime, including battery, criminal threats, extortion, and assault.

Knight’s attorney says his client suffers from health issues from his gunshot wounds he sustained and said he is blind in one eye.

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