Lupe Fiasco to Testify at Business Partner’s Drug Conspiracy Trial

Chicago rapper and recent Grammy nominee Lupe Fiasco is expected to testify in the drug conspiracy trial of Charles Patton, his friend and partner in the 1st and 15th record label. According to the Chicago Tribune Patton and his wife Inita were charged in 2003 with running a drug enterprise that prosecutors claim is responsible for the distribution of over 900 grams of heroin in the Chicago area. Former Chicago Police Lt. Robert Grapenthien recently testified that a wiretap on Patton’s recorded him setting up a drug sale for March 25, 2003. The same wiretap had previously recorded the defendant making Amtrak reservations for himself and Lupe for March 25. Police setup surveillance of the agreed meeting spot, and apprehended Jerry Warren, the man who Patton was recorded arranging the deal with. Warren was not arrested at the time, but was convicted in October 2006.

Nine other people have been charged in the case, all of whom have either plead guilty or been convicted, with the exception of one individual who was acquitted. According to his attorney, Todd Pugh, Patton is being targeted because he is a young, well-off African-American. Pugh attacked the prosecution’s main witness, Torrick Hall, labeling him a drug dealer who hung around Patton because of his proximity to celebrities. Using a key found during a 2003 raid on the Patton’s home, police searched a storage unit and turned up six kilograms of heroin. Inita Patton’s lawyer, Glenn Seiden, countered that the woman allowed a friend to store furniture in the unit, and was unaware of the presence of the illegal narcotics. If convicted, the Patton’s face 15-60 years in prison.

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    keep y0 head yp lupe and FUCK FIRST

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    keep y0 head yp lupe and FUCK FIRST

  • EReal

    ^ Co-Sign on FUCK FIRST SAYERS!!

    Lupe is tellin on his homies like Saddam Hussein!!! I cant believe he’s gonna testify against his boy, what a snitch ass bitch. He shoulda called his boy Muqtada El’Sadr or Osama and hid out with them until it blew over, old Lupe “Takin the Stand” Jihadist, snitch fagg.

    1 hunned.

  • snook da crook

    fnf up all day lupe.. keep yo head up my nigga.. the cool comin soon

  • Echalon

    Where the fuck do u get that lupe is testifing against him?

  • Emmanue Riam

    what the fuck u not ready for lupe…. he drop his album at the wrong…….. no one had sense at the time he drop his album. some dumb muthf*****. sometimes people really make me think HIP HOP is DEAD>>>>S**T p.s wheres kanye

  • these posts are racist

    EREAL–

    Why do you have to make racist and homophobic insults? Is OK to be racist against Arabs and Muslims?

  • classic

    mannnn lupes a good homie to have, im guessin hes gonna b a good friend and actually testify for not against his dude, he wouldnt wanna pull a curtis

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  • EReal

    LOL!!!
    @ These Posts

    You know I purposley said that to bring you out of the wood work? Bahahaha!!
    I’ll see you in the Lupe Post, lil homie.

  • these posts are racist

    EREAL-

    You a funny dude.

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    EREAL-

    Again, I’m 27 years old, unless you are older than me, you are my lil homie, and I shall be referred to, as the Big Homey.

  • TheKidJames

    You all need to chill out. First of all noone said the homie Lupe was testifing against his homeboy I dont know where you read that at. Second of all not all mulslims a jihadists’ get right people yall need to grow up. And lastly if the guy was selling dope he should pay for it. Fuck this code of the streets bullshit if yall where in the same position you all would pull a sammy the bull.

    UNO

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    -THEKIDJAMES

    Thank you.

  • TO REAL TO B FAKE

    LUPE FIASCO THE NEW LIL CEASE. NEVA SNITCH NO MATTER WHAT, BUT I GUESS HE GETS A PASS CUZ HE A BACK PACK RAPPER/ SNITCH/

  • letthetruthbetold

    Lupe is hip hops new lil cease. I use to have respect for this dude because he could spit after reading the whole story on this and finding out he testifying against his homeoby I lost respect for this dude. Lupe the snitch. Snitch/PUSH/Snitch/PUSH I dont care if he is a backpack skateboard geek type rapper he shoudltn have been hangin around dudes like that. He made the choice to hang with his homeboi.

  • darealtruth

    Lupe is hip hops new lil cease. I use to have respect for this dude because he could spit after reading the whole story on this and finding out he testifying against his homeoby I lost respect for this dude. Lupe the snitch. Snitch/PUSH/Snitch/PUSH I dont care if he is a backpack skateboard geek type rapper he shoudltn have been hangin around dudes like that. He made the choice to hang with his homeboi.

  • 2damncutthroat

    Lupe is hip hops new lil cease. I use to have respect for this dude because he could spit after reading the whole story on this and finding out he testifying against his homeoby I lost respect for this dude. Lupe the snitch. Snitch/PUSH/Snitch/PUSH I dont care if he is a backpack skateboard geek type rapper he shoudltn have been hangin around dudes like that. He made the choice to hang with his homeboi.

  • Curley

    Im the big homie, no im the big homie, no ur the lil homie…but im older so refer to me as the big homie….grow the fuck up and talk some sense ‘homie’..;)

  • Oakland510

    where the fuck does it even say hes testifying against him???????????

  • http://www.thestreetstalk.com TheSTREETSTALK

    man, everyone is sooooooo clueless. lupe is testifying that his homie is a good dude and ain’t involved in criminal shit. “testifying” does not denote snitching. do some research, this hip-hop subculture seems to have become populated by ignorant morons.

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    why does everyone think testifying is synonimous with “snitching”. Sound so ignorant its depressing. Have any of you fools even been to court. trying to talk soooo tough. its sad really. Lupe is going there to testify as to the upstanding character of his homeboy to try to get him OUT of the bin. read up, quit sounding so ignorant really.

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  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=8323 jay

    how do u motha fuckas know that hes not testifyin for him n not against him n if he is snitchin on his mans he needa get heated up for a minute cuz that shits fuckd up

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=8323 jay

    how do u motha fuckas know that hes not testifyin for him n not against him n if he is snitchin on his mans he needa get heated up for a minute cuz that shits fuckd up

  • EReal

    @Posts

    Chill, LiL Homie, its all good.

    LMAO @ Snitch / Push / Snitch / Push / and Hide … thats the way it goes.
    BAHAHAHAHA!

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  • Evolutionary

    I swear some of y’all are some wannabe hood niggas. Testify does not mean snitching you fake ass niggas.

  • http://www.blablabla.com Hip Hop fan nr1

    Pac said: Media is full of dirty tricks, only god can judge me.

    Keep making songs like american terrorist Lupe, but don’t be suprised when the government (or some people above it) attacks you.