Fugees Rapper Pras Arrested In Money Laundering Scheme

Pras- known to his mama asPrakazrel Michel- and a fugitive Malaysian financier LowTaek Jho(aka “Jho Low”) have been charged with conspiring to violate federal campaign finance law by funneling millions of dollars worth of foreign money into the 2012 presidential election. 


They're accused of transferring more than $21-million from overseas to Pras, from June 2012 through that November. Prosecutors say that he then gave $865-thousand of that money to a network of straw donors who used it to make campaign contributions to a candidate identified as Candidate A. 

  • While the indictment does not specifically name the candidate in question, it clearly refers to former PresidentBarack Obama. Prosecutors said Michel and Low hoped the campaign donations would buy them political influence.

Source: New York Times

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