Former Fugees rapper Pras Michel found guilty of Illegal Lobbying

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Former Fugees rapper Prakazrel “Pras” Michel has been found guilty of 10 counts, including corruption, stemming from allegations he used money to peddle influence in the US.

US prosecutors said Michel received more than $100m from Malaysian billionaire Jho Low that was used in two efforts to influence US politics.

He denied the charges, telling jurors that he thought it was “free money” and he was a “celebrity surrogate”.

The rapper now faces years in prison.

Michel, 50, was convicted in a Washington, DC court of campaign finance violations, acting as an unregistered foreign agent, witness tampering, and lying to banks.

His lawyer, David Kenner, said that he was disappointed with the outcome of the trial and plans to file an appeal.