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Charlotte Hip Hop Group indicted in $1.2 million bank & identity theft scheme

Seven members and associates of a hip-hop group from Charlotte known as the “FreeBandz Gang” (no affiliation to Future) have been indicted in a $1.2 million fraud scheme. Prosecutors claim that the defendants financed their lavish lifestyles by defrauding banks through a check-cashing scheme from February 2014 to September 2017. The indictment also accuses all…

Recreational marijuana use is now legal in L.A.

The Los Angeles City Council voted to license recreational marijuana cultivation and sales beginning at the top of the year. Medical marijuana use has been legal for over 20 years. According to the Los Angeles Times, regulations in L.A. forbid marijuana businesses from setting up in residential neighborhoods. There are strict regulations on how these…

House passes bill to let gun owners carry concealed weapons across state lines

On Wednesday (Dec 6), the House of Representatives passed a controversial bill which allows holders of concealed-carry permits to tote their concealed weapons across state lines. The bill, touted by the National Rifle Association as its "highest legislative priority," easily passed with a vote of 231 to 198. The bill would treat concealed-carry permits similar…

Tyrese To Be His Own Attorney In His Child Abuse Trial

The newest development in Tyrese’s child abuse trial is that he no longer has an attorney, because he’ll be representing himself. According to the Williston Herald, Tyrese’s attorney, Terry Levich Ross filed documents stating that there is a “substitution of attorney” and that moving forward the singer will be operating the case “pro per” which…