Willie D Speaks About Sentencing And Wire Fraud Crimes

UPDATE: Willie D speaks to a local Fox affiliate and says he was grateful of the one-year sentence, knowing it could have been far worse.

William “Willie D” Dennis, formerly of the Hip Hop group the Geto Boys, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison due to wire fraud charges against the rapper.

According to a press release from the U.S. attorney (posted at Houston Press' blog), Dennis was selling iPhones and other electronics via EBay to international customers. Once the money was sent to Dennis’ bank account via electronic transfer Dennis would then send a fake shipment tracking number to the customer without sending them the product or products they purchased.

On top of his prison sentence Dennis will also have to pay $194,087.17 in restitution and must undergo three years of supervision following his release from prison. Dennis’ case was investigated by a number of agency’s including the FBI.

“The case was investigated by Houston Area Cyber Crimes Task Force, which is comprised of personnel from the FBI, Houston Police Department and Harris County Sheriff's Office, who received assistance from the United States Postal Inspection Service,” read the press release.

Dennis rose to fame during his time as part of the Geto Boys and has since released The Foundation a reunion album with the group. He recently signed controversial, Texas-based group Huntzville to his label Relentless Music. (November 4)

UPDATE: Last week, Willie D spoke to FOX 26 in Houston. Meeting the local network in a studio where Willie D was recording material to be released before his early December incarceration, the Geto Boys legend explained his motives in the crime. "Somebody did me wrong, somebody stole my phones, and so I did the same thing to somebody else," said the emcee who's also known for his brief tenure in the 1990s as a professional boxer. "I didn't necessarily steal their phones, I just didn't ship them. I took the money and didn't ship their orders. That's what happened, and I felt justified in doing it, at the time. Of course, now, I realize I was wrong."

Facing a one year sentence, Willie admitted he was relieved that the courts showed the rapper mercy. "I was grateful, 'cause it could have been a whole lot worse."

Video is below from FOX 26's interview. Willie D is expected to enter prison on December 4.

17 Comments

  • jeffrey brown

    we all make misakes.willie d gonna land on his feet from this.

  • Raw Business

    When you live by sword...

  • Young Lou

    Willie D got off good. I can see if a 20 yr old tried to pull thiat scam but he knew better and it's a big let down especially coming from the #1 geto boy. He always was teaching in his lyrics and to do some dumb shit like that just hurts his legacy as a man who stood for something.

  • Shiiiiiiiit

    At least all the people he scammed now know that it was Willy D and not their minds that were playing tricks on them

  • 3000

    willie d is a good man...... do ya time bro... gb 4life...

  • lonestar playa

    it wuz jus retailiation. yea he wuz wrong but i guess he figured if it happened to him its gon' happen to somebody else somewhere. he wanted to see how far it'll go but his bullshit caught up wit him.

  • edubb1977

    Its funny some of you are putting Willie-D on blast for what he did. Yeah he knew it was wrong and he admitted that. At least he is taking it like a man and not crying about it. I wonder how some of you would act if you were facing a year or two in the joint. Willie-D has always been real he will be fine. I have to wonder though like someone else mentioned why does it seem like rapper always get that year and a day sentence.

  • Monica-digitaldatingguide

    I hope he gets some of my print model work and playboy type pictures when he is in prison, I am the one he needs to jerk it off with. willy if u need a nice picture to look at then find one of me at www digitaldatingguide c0m

  • Monica-digitaldatingguide

    I hope he gets some of my print model work and playboy type pictures when he is in prison, I am the one he needs to jerk it off with. willy if u need a nice picture to look at then find one of me at http://www.digitaldatingguide.com/

  • punday

    "Somebody did me wrong, somebody stole my phones, and so I did the same thing to somebody else," Fuckin bitch-ass nigga you should be gettin at the somebody who did you wrong i hope the people he scammed find his bitch-ass

  • punday

    haha any nigga here who thinks Willie D is gangsta for that shit would feel dumb as fuck if they got jacked online by him lol stfu u dumb niggas

  • Money Emp

    First Off, Happy belated Birthday O.G.,like U once said Do Yo time.

  • EddieMurrrphy

    at least he a real dude. i doubt we gon' get any twitter updates from this cat in there. Do It Like A G.O.

    • Eddie Murky

      YEAH REAL NIGGA WHO EVEN THOUGH MADE MILLIONS IN RECORD SALES SOLD NON EXISTING IPHONES AND SCAMMED PEOPLE FOR THEIR MONEY, HE COULD'VE STOPPED BUT TRIED TO MAKE LIKE A MILLION DOLLARS SELLING NON EXISTENT STUFF ON EBAY WITHOUT SENDING ANYTHING TO ANYBODY. HE COULDVE EVEN SENT FAKE IPHONES TO PEOPLE BUT INSTEAD JUST STOLE THEIR MONEY LOOK UP REAL NIGGA THEN GET BACK TO ME RETARD

  • Mr Flamboyant

    Uh oh. Say it's not so. Willie D with a year and a day sentence. For those who don't know... I suggest you research what this time represents. I'm not going to let the cat out of the bag. I don't know if this is something handed to hip hop cats exclusively poking a little fun at them or if this is simply what it is. TI received this sentence before. Lil Kim received this sentence. In the case of Lil Kim, this was sheer irony for what she was charged and convicted with doing (lying to the feds) and was she said she'd never do (snitch) when all of the time, it was all there to behold in the first place due to a rap video she made. Oh well. Do ya time, brother.

    • Jreal

      Fuck it. The big homie aint crying and he aint snitching like some of these pussy niggas out here doing. Willie D we got you homie.

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