West Park, FL – Brisco pleaded not guilty to fraud and fake money charges today (December 21), South Florida’s Sun Sentinel reports.
The Cash Money affiliate was taken into custody earlier this month when he was caught with counterfeit money at a strip club in West Park, Florida.
He is facing eight charges related to selling counterfeit cash and involvement in a fraud ring that links him to $200,000.
The rapper, born British Mitchell, has been on law enforcement’s radar since August. He is scheduled to go to trial at the top of the year.
(This article was first published December 9, 2016 and is as follows.)
Back in the late 2000s, Florida rapper Brisco was one of the more promising acts that emerged from the momentum caused by Rick Ross and DJ Khaled.
In 2016, he’s just another rapper skating on thin ice with schemes and scams.
The Sun Sentinel reports that the 34-year-old Brisco (born British Alexander Mitchell), who is still loosely affiliated with Cash Money Records and Poe Boy Entertainment, has been a target of the U.S. Secret Service since August of this year, as he was allegedly involved in at least $200,000 worth of illegal interactions such as a credit card fraud ring where he allegedly bought items from local home improvement stores and flipped them for lower prices in the street for a profit. On August 23, he led police on not one but two high-speed chases where he won by forfeit after police deemed it too dangerous to continue out of fear for the public’s safety.
Brisco’s alleged four-month counterfeit cash spree came to an unceremonious end when he decided to presumably make it fake rain at the Playhouse Gentlemen’s Club in West Park, Fla. where he was apprehended by federal agents in the parking lot on Wednesday, December 7.
It’s Been A Minute: Brisco turned off his cell phone and (wisely) stopped using social media to avoid police cell phone trackers. He last was spotted doing the #SoGoneChallenge.
If convicted, Brisco reportedly faces at least two years and nine months in federal prison. Both sides of the court presented conflicting arguments to U.S. Magistrate Judge Lurana Snow, who ordered him to be held without bond. Prosecutor Karen Stewart claimed evidence “shows he has fled whenever he has gotten the opportunity” while Brisco’s lawyer, Assistant Federal Public Defender Chantel Doakes, cited her client being a public figure and told the judge, “He’s a well-known rap artist. There’s no evidence he was even in hiding.”