Hip Hop News: Gun Possession Charges Against Fa-bo-lo-us Tossed

Illegal weapons charges against rapper Fabolous stemming from an incident late last year in which the Brooklyn MC was shot in the leg has been officially toss my a Manhattan judge. While rushing to the hospital, Fab and his entourage was pulled over and arrested after NYPD officers found two loaded, unlicensed pistols in the car. “I wish I could tell you we’re so happy, but the fact of the matter is these charges should never have been brought in the first place,” the rapper’s attorney, Alberto Ebanks, told E! Online. Ebanks says that prosecutors conducted a thorough investigation and told the court they did not have enough evidence to prove the 27-year-old Brooklyn emcee and his three codefendants actually were the owners of the handguns. Fabolous, aka John Jackson, and three members of his posse were partying at Justin’s, a popular eatery and nightclub in Chelsea owned by Sean “Diddy” Combs. During the course of the evening, somebody swiped a $50,000 chain off the neck of then Boston Celtics guard Sebastian Telfair. Soon after, Fabolous’ group was standing in a parking garage near the restaurant when an unidentified male opened fire on them. The four men were booked on five counts, including criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a defaced firearm, charges which carried 15 years in the slammer. Charges against Fabolous’ compatriots were also dismissed. Some parts of this story taken from Yahoo News


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