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Rapper Guerilla Black gets nine years for credit card fraud

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Oct 28, 2013 | 7:32am EDT

Rapper Guerilla Black has been sentenced to nine years behind bars for credit card fraud. The You're the One hitmaker, real name Charles Tony Williamson, was arrested in January (13) amid accusations of federal conspiracy, unauthorised access to a protected computer to facilitate fraud, access device fraud, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft charges relating to his involvement in a major scam. He pleaded guilty to all counts in July (13) and in a Seattle court in Washington on Friday (25Oct13) he was handed a nine-year stint behind bars. Handing him the sentence, District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez told the rapper that "impact of the crime is tremendous". Williamson's jail time will be followed by five years of supervised release. The Compton, California native purchased more than 27,000 stolen credit card numbers from computer hackers who had targeted restaurants and supply stores in the Seattle, Washington area. The illegal operations are alleged to have netted him $150,000 (£96,774).

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