Former Houston rapper sentenced to prison

Rapper Willie D. will serve a year and a day in federal prison. (AP photo)

November 3, 2010 11:24:29 AM PDT
Former Geto Boys rapper Willie D has been sentenced for wire fraud over the bogus sale of iPhones and other electronics. The 44-year-old artist, whose real name is William James Dennis, was sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal prison. This, after he pleaded guilty last year over purported sales through a company called Texas One Wireless.

Dennis was indicted last June on charges accusing him of selling iPhones and other electronics to online shoppers without delivering the merchandise.

Investigators say the $132,000 fraud involved at least 29 individuals since September 2008.

Dennis could have been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.

Dennis was the lead member of the gangsta rap Geto Boys, who recorded hit songs between 1989 and 1996.


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