Ralo to Forfeit Six Properties and Nine Cars If Convicted of Drug Charges
Ralo continues to sit behind bars following an April 15 arrest at a Georgia airport where he was found with nearly $1 million worth of marijuana. After being denied bond on April 24, the federal government now wants the rapper to forfeit his possessions if he is convicted on just one of the four drug charges he faces.
According to an April 26 report from 11Alive, a federal grand jury indictment states that if Ralo is found guilty he will have to turn over the 20 units of apartments he owns in Atlanta, as well as five other properties. The federal government also wants the rapper to forfeit his nine cars, two guns and money from a variety of sources.
Ralo and his accomplices are facing four federal counts of possession with intent to distribute marijuana. This came after the rapper and his crew were discovered transporting over 400 pounds of weed from the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport.
During Tuesday's bond hearing, prosecutors claimed undercover officers purchased drugs and weapons at the apartment complex owned by Ralo. A federal affidavit also states the rapper is leader of the criminal street gang, Famerica, and that at Ralo's direction, "gang members sell drugs and firearms and engage in other traditional gang activities."
After the hearing, the Famerica record label released a statement saying the rapper will continue to not plead guilty to the charges brought against him. "Ralo will continue to work to be the best artist and entertainer and community leader that he is," the statement read. "We hope that he will soon be released to complete his current show schedule and get back to work with compliance to any restrictions implied."
Ralo now has a second hearing scheduled for next week, while a federal judge holds off on a final bond until more information in the case is revealed. According to paperwork, Ralo has an active probation in Fulton County but the judge can't make a decision to grant bond until he knows for a fact that the probation was suspended.
As for the artist's accomplices, William Rhodes was granted $75,000 bond with the condition that he makes no contact with Ralo, while Kevin Harp should get bond soon. A third man, Brenton Mitchell, was denied bail because of an active warrant.
Check out reports from 11Alive detailing Ralo's case below.
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