Swizz Beatz Associates Accused of Running Crime Ring

A local couple with connections to Swizz Beatz are being accused of running an elaborate crime ring in Arizona, according to the Phoenix New Times.

Nazreth Derboghossian is among three people that were arrested last week of allegedly scamming a bank out of $750,000 and laundering millions of dollars from Mexico in a series of business ventures that included several hip-hop clubs and car dealerships.

Swizz is said to be associated with Derboghossian—who has been charged with 102 felony counts, including conspiracy, fraudulent schemes, assisting in a criminal syndicate, theft by extortion, and other crimes—and the prime suspect’s girlfriend, Jodi Upton, a woman that is connected to the case, but has yet to be charged.

The Arizona Republic reports that Swizz has helped the couple in their business aspirations. The New York-bred hitmaker became friendly with the suspects, during a visit to DMX’s Arizona home. Along with buying 25 vehicles from the pair’s exotic car dealership over the years, he also brought many of his musician friends to their nightclubs, helping the venues to establish a reputation for hosting celebrity clientele. His relationship doesn’t end there, Swizzy is also named as the godfather to the couple’s son.

When contacted by XXLMag.com about the charges of his friends, Beatz had “no comment.”

Stay tuned to XXL as the story develops. —Elan Mancini

  • jtm

    where is g unot killa at?

    • flipthefukout

      word

  • Justice4All

    The Gubment ain’t playing no more, they are coming for men, women and children.

  • Gift

    Swizz betta lay low. Somehow I see him getting drug into this shit if he does otherwise. Keep it lowkey, and don’t talk about this shit right now. I would’ve turned down a request for comment too.

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  • King Don G Unit

    @JTM! RIGH THERE BABY! YOU BE MAKING THIS NICCA BLISH SWIZZ WITH THAT PERFECT CHINSTRAP!

  • http://www.bboycult.com $ykotic/Don McCaine

    “became friendly with the suspects, during a visit to DMX’s Arizona home.”

    Oh boy…

    • yoprince

      LMAO. I know right! How long until Scott Storch somehow becomes part of this story?

      • http://www.bboycult.com $ykotic/Don McCaine

        Didn’t they catch a couple of Jada’s homies dirty not long ago? That whole RR camp gotta lay low.

  • Chris

    Haha gift i say the same thang swizz betta lay low,cause he might be soon laying his head on a jail pillow

  • AZ40

    Why didn’t they arrest him for continuing to tell swizz he can rap

    • Tonyto’sWay

      LMFAO!!!….Dammnn Right!!! Some of his beats I can digg he’s got some classic shit even some of his hooks is cool but Rapping?!! thats Capitol Punishment right there boy lol….on the serious note though hopelly dude aint got anything to do with that shit!!

  • http://www.jango.com/music/EmCDL EmCDL

    Damn, wasn’t this nicca looking for a house with Alicia Keys not too long ago? Now he gout the feds after him? SMDH…

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