After plead guilty to being involved in a 12 year old prostitution ring in 2019, hip-hop producer Mally Shopping Center learned his fate.
On Thursday May 13, Mall, born Jamal Rashid, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro to two years and nine months in prison, said U.S. Attorney Christopher Chiou for the Nevada District and Special Agent in charges Aaron C. Rouse of the FBI. When Mall’s sentence is over, he will have to serve three years of supervised release.
“Rashid exploited hundreds of victims as: a) ‘independent contractors’ who handed over to Rashid part of what they earned from prostitution; and b) ‘priority girls’ who handed over almost all of the income from prostitution to Rashid, ” the U.S. District Attorney’s Office said in a press release about the case. He admitted to manipulating the victims, imposing rules and threatening them to prostitute themselves for him. Additionally, Rashid encouraged victims to get tattoos to demonstrate their loyalty, and led many to believe that he would advance their careers in the show business. business.”
As stated previously, Federal agents raided the 45-year-old Las Vegas beatmaker’s home in 2014 as part of an investigation into prostitution. “Thank you all for your concern”, the first Love and hip-hop: Hollywood participant tweeted to his fans at the time. “Right now I’m not sure what’s going on but, stay positive, the truth will come out. All faith in God. Inshallah.” No charges were laid at that time.
Then, in April 2019, his house was ransacked again by the authorities in the context of another investigation for trafficking in human beings and trafficking in exotic animals. He was arrested and sued a day later by three Nevada sex workers.
Mall has been accused by the government of owning and operating several escort businesses that were essentially fronts for a prostitution business for more than a decade between April 2002 and September 2014. Authorities allege that Mall used the points Sales Backpage and Eros to advertise women for prostitution services.
In October 2019, Mall pleaded guilty to one count of using an interstate facility with the aid of illegal activity.
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