Ex-Fugees rapper Pras Michel has been found guilty of conspiracy to defraud the United States, among other charges. According to CNN, he faces up to 20 years in prison. No sentencing date has been set.
The Grammy winning artist was accused of assisting fugitive Malaysian businessman Jho Low in helping the Chinese government to access the highest levels of the U.S. government, including former presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump.
Pras' attorney, David Kenner said in a statement, “We are extremely disappointed in that result but are very, very confident in the ultimate outcome of this case. If we do move to a sentencing hearing I remain very confident we will certainly appeal this case. This is not over.”
Michel testified last week that Low paid Michel $20 million in 2012 in order to get a picture of himself with Obama and prosecutors alleged Michel funneled over $800,000 of that money to Obama’s campaign through a number of straw donors.