Jacob “The Jeweler” Seeks to Have Trial Moved to New York

jacob_picture.jpgAn attorney for Jacob “The Jeweler” Arabov, famed designer of custom jewelry to the stars, filed a motion in Detroit’s US District Court on Friday (October 20) seeking to have his trial on money laundering charges moved to New York City. The Detroit Free Press reports that Arabov is concerned that his case will be hurt if he is tried alongside the alleged drug dealers who he stands accused of laundering money for. In June of 2006, Arabov was indicted and charged with money laundering for allegedly helping the “Black Mafia Family” organization, allegedly fronted by Detroit natives Demetrius and Terry Flenory, launder over $270 million in drug proceeds. Aside from the perceived prejudice he believes his co-defendants would bring to his case, Arabov also cited the heavy costs that would be incurred if he is required to defend himself in Detroit, rather than his hometown of New York, where he was arrested. Following his indictment, Arabov plead not guilty to the charges and was released on $100,000 bail.

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  • vindi

    Wat difference will it make if he moves it to nyc?
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  • Bash

    That’s what you get for making fake gems.

    Just ask Nas!

  • http://www.myspace.com/pusha313 MOE GREENE

    FREE Big Meech. Niggas in Detroit don’t snitch like the rest of you fake ass wannabe gangsters. BMF for life and death.

  • http://www.myspace.com/16kingz thebestout!

    big shouts out to meech and bleu, bleu and b.g. came to flint and kicked it on some real nigga shit like a week ago! bmf says jeezy ain’t allowed to say bmf name no more cuz’ the big homey (j-hova) says wit’ all the heat it’ll be a bad look for jeezy and he said okay?! real niggas stick by real niggas jeezy a fraud! bmf keep ya’ head up! neva’ gave a fuck bout’ jacob, dem’ leone diamonds he be sellin’ so fuck him!

  • Stax On Deck

    Da White Man Finally Gets His Jest Deserts

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  • http://myspace.com/getthebloodmoney Will

    ha

    BMF 4 Life

  • b1g stacks

    Come on..Open your eyes…He wants to take it back to NYC because he probably has some judges or politicians in his pocket…Dude is paid, MAJORLY….he wants to bring the trial to his back yard because that would be the best chance for him to fill some pockets and get back to making pieces for the stars…Oh yeah, thats just my OPINION

  • Teach

    It is what it is. If thats the life you choose, then be prepared for the consequences.

  • real mo-green

    BMF boys were really getting money. I had no idea they were knee deep in the game. I knew meech very well , and all of us who knew him , knows he was just a intelligent man , who do not deserve to be behind bars. I hate d-dealers, how ever I think this was not about drugs , this was more about building an empire. good luck there Jacob , money talks , if you got your money right you will be out in a year if , not ideous amego!

  • dzzzy

    You make me laugh when I read such foolish comments as the ones that precede mine. Why act like you have some type of connection to the underground crime family. Stop being an idiot. You have no clue about anything political or legislative. You think that you sound like you know what you are talking about, but in truth you sound like an uneducated idiot. I ask you just one question. What have you done today, to make you rlife better for tomorrow? 1

  • lil ray

    i mess with you tuff i need me $100,000 watch it me lil ray whats good

  • lil kasper

    wat good man the streets talking i mess with you tuff homie

  • Big Chops

    LAST !!!!!!!!!!

  • RAP SUX

    ALL OF YOU SOUND LIKE IDIOTS!!!
    YOU NEED TO HAVE BETTER INLUENCES THAN DRUG DEALERS. IS THAT WHAT BLACK KIDS SHOULD ASPIRE TO THESE DAYS?

  • Ricco “Jones” Washburn

    Drug Dealers are only a product of their environment… You cant judgr a persons character solely based on pitching grams for wealth. The government doesnt realize that 99% of dealers can barely pay their expenses… And im not talking about their BENTLEYS… because nobody really owns em… Im talking about rent, decent clothing… I actually think what Cam’Ron said in ‘Killa Season’ the movie made sense… “How you gonna get fresh?”

    • Ms Thang

      How about getting an education and a JOB to support yourself! Selling drugs is an option not mandatory! You make the choice to do something that you know is “illegal” to support yourself and live large than that is your “choice”.However you risk the chance of getting locked up or killed one day as a result of dealing drugs! I have no personal ill will or bad feeling for the man but he chose that life, and you all can keep on pursuing that same lifestyle and you will more than likely eventually meet the same fate!.Take the smarts and use them to do something that wont cost you your life, or freedom.

  • Smokin Trees like I was Drunk

    Ricos write, I am him, product of where I came up, shit when you grow up seeing your parents aunts, uncles, cousins,siblings do and deal drugs its almost certain the product will follow.

    Fuck Jake, and fuck you my space faggots, backpackin lyric stealin fronts!

  • Fred

    I feel that nigga Ricos if dats all ya knw n seen when u was growin up what da fuck u thinks its gone b fa u I knw i live it fa real most muthafuckas speak on dis hood life from a second and third point of view i speak on it from me its all i’ve seen and all i knw so fuck u muthafuckaz who talkin dwn bout niggaz like me n Ricos i’m from youngstown Ohio I dnt knw them BMF niggaz but shit keep ya headz up fuck Jacob and Jeezy and whoever come across this n dnt like tell FRED Said it somebody get at me on some paper type shit 330-646-4323