Judge Rules Jacob the Jeweler Must be Tried in Detroit

jacob.jpgJacob “The Jeweler” Arabov lost his bid to have his federal money laundering trial moved from Detroit to New York City yesterday (March 26). According to the Associated Press, U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn denied the request, and suggested that Jacob’s defense prepare for a trial in the Eastern District of Michigan. Jacob was arrested in June of 2006 by federal authorities on charges that he allegedly conspired to launder as much as $270 million dollars in drug profits for the Detroit based Black Mafia Family organization. Arabov’s attorney, Benjamin Brafman, unsuccessfully argued that a trial in Detroit, alongside accused drug dealers, would be costly and prejudicial. The Russian born jeweler, who gained widespread notoriety for the custom jewelry he designed for rappers and other celebrities, pleaded not guilty to the charges in July of 2006.

  • Chicago

    O fuck! If he’s convicted this man is definitely getting 30 to life.

  • GEM

    If his trial is in Detroit, he’ll be acquitted..Trust me!

  • dubzz

    Shit..they might fry his ass

  • port c

    fuck jacob hes played out

  • http://www.xxlmag.com FORMULA

    he deserves it

  • Orgen Sym

    Innocent untill provien guilty.

  • Kromeone

    Here we go the fuckin’ feds hatin’ on ballers again. These fuckin bitches have nothing better to do?

  • wacko G

    why the fuck does he deserve it?hes not the one selling drugs,he may deserve a little time,bs a bunch of but 30 yrs? thats a bunch of bullshit!

  • ICE GOTTI

    Damn now they fuckin with the man that make the ice for rappers. Fuck the police.

  • FUCKHATERS

    NAH NO ONE DESERVE JAIL IN MY OPINION JUSTICE SYSTEM ONLY WORKS FOR SERIAL KILLERS NIGGAS TRYIN 2 GET THEY MONEY DO THEY JOB THEY HURTIN NOBODY GOT DAMN LET A NIGGA EAT

  • Tay-Africa

    Don’t you have enuff money? Greed does take you places..