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Fugees’ Pras Found Guilty Of Illegal Lobbying


April 27, 2023

Ex-Fugees musician Prakazrel “Pras” Michel has been found guilty of 10 counts, including corruption, stemming from allegations he used money to peddle influence in the US.

The Grammy-winning musician was accused of bringing “secret, illegal, foreign influence to bear” during the administrations of Barack Obama and Donald Trump, between 2012 and 2017.

US prosecutors said Michel had received more than $100m (£80m) from Malaysian billionaire Jho Low that was used in two efforts to influence US politics.

The 50-year old rapper convicted in a Washington DC court of campaign finance violations, acting as an unregistered foreign agent, witness tampering and lying to banks, now faces years in prison.