JUDGE SETS $100,000 BOND FOR RAPPER SEAN KINGSTON

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A Florida judge has set a $100,000 bond for rapper Sean Kingston, days after he was extradited to the Sunshine State.

The 34-year-old was arrested in California in May, waived his right to challenge the extradition, and was booked into Florida’s Broward County jail on Sunday.

Kingston – is accused of committing more than $1m in fraud and theft. His lawyer says he will plead not guilty.

At his bond hearing on Monday, the judge listed the 10 criminal charges against him, which included grand theft, fraud and criminal use of personal identification.

Kingston’s May 23 arrest occurred the same day police raided his home in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, and arrested his 61-year-old mother, Janice Turner.

Arrest warrants allege that the pair stole money, jewellery, a Cadillac Escalade and furniture, exceeding $1m.

Kingston, who was on probation for trafficking stolen property at the time of his arrest, has also been charged with violation of probation.