Willie D Ordered to Serve Prison Time in Cell Phone Scam

It’s a bad week for Southern rappers and the law. Just as T.I. and Gucci Mane returned to jail over the last two days, former Geto Boy Willie D was sentenced to a year and one day behind bars this morning for wire fraud charges.

According to the Houston Press, Willie will also have to pay $200,000 in restitution and will also have to serve three years of probation upon his release.

As previously reported, the Houston rapper was busted for scamming customers who thought they were buying iPhones and other electronics from his bogus Texas One Wireles Company. Investigators claim D has made around $132,000 through the scam, where he would sell the phones online and never deliver the merchandise. He plead guilty to the charges on December 18, 2009.

Willie’s ex-partner-in-rhyme, Bushwick Bill was recently freed from jail stemming from a drug arrest. Upon arrest, it was learned that Bill—a native of Jamaica—wasn’t a citizen of the U.S. and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) tried unsuccessfully to deport Bill. —Elan Mancini

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  • Blackaristocrat

    A REAL bad week for the south and this is coming from an east coast dude. Just hope they all get through this and be stronger & make better decisions.

    Let’s hope when Wayne gets out tomorrow, he’ll take precautions to MAKE SURE he has the right people around him to keep him out of trouble.

    I not going to lie, Bol is going to have a field day with 3 rappers locked up in a week.

  • Sharoyce Antwan

    I guess the only Getoboy who chose to play it safe was Brad Jordan. They need to take a few notes from Facemob on how to keep themselves out of trouble. Its fucked up that situations like this intice these rappers into the pen.

    This gonna be the year that southern rap falls
    Gucci Mane, T.I., Lil Boosie, Willie D and Wayne will probably be back in their after tomorrow.

    Hold yo head, Willie D

    Sharoyce Antwan Santa Clause prod. by Lex Luger of 1917 Brick Squad

    • that nigga

      Not so fast there. I HEARD Mr. Scarface was on tape in court tellin’ a whole bunch of stories. And I know Im not the only one that heard this??

  • alderman j

    I can say this, most of the RAPPERS heading to the SLAMMER has been from the south, might be giving the game SOMEWHAT OF A BLACKEYE. But for everyone that goes in, theres one out here KILLING IT!

  • Black Republican

    Ignorant folks do ignorant things. Nothing new under the sun, next week it will be another dumb negro and it will keep going until we gather some sense about ourselves and recognize who we are. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Wake up from ignorance folk. No one is on side.

  • http://XXLMAG.com Jayhard

    Damn!!!!!!!!!!!! Willie D you too damn old to be doing dumb shit!!!!!!!!!!! Hold ya head! and when you get out put that time and money into a legitamate business!! WAKE UP PEOPLE, WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • reed

    i was just locked up with scarface three weeks ago harris county jail

  • aaron

    this is crazy i use to work with him……He was cool dude..why did he have to do this..?…dam he could have done like scarface and become an executive..not stealing from people that is crazy…

  • Q461

    At least Bushwick Bill ain’t gettin deported…. Scarface livin large, legend in the game. Willie D just got caught up in some dumb shit…dude will be back though.