June 3 sentencing for Flippa

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor Auto and Entertainment bonittoba@jamaicaobserver.com

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Print this page Email A Friend!




FLAMBOYANT dancehall deejay Flippa Mafia is scheduled for sentencing on June 3 in the Camden County Court, New Jersey.


The entertainer, whose given name is Andrew Davis, was found guilty of first-degree distribution of cocaine, second-degree money laundering, and second-degree conspiracy in December 2015. The court was, however, unable to find him guilty on the leader of narcotics-trafficking network charge and a retrial was ordered.


"Andrew Davis’s retrial is being postponed because his attorneys are trying to pursue an interlocutory appeal. In light of the fact that it will likely be a few more months before he is retried on the charge of leader of a narcotics-trafficking network, the judge decided to sentence him on June 3 for the crimes for which he already was convicted at the first trial — first-degree distribution of cocaine, and second-degree conspiracy and money laundering," Peter Aseltine, Division of Criminal Justice press officer in New Jersey’s Attorney General Office, told the Jamaica Observer.


A first-degree rap carries a sentence of 10 to 20 years, while the second degree has an incarceration period of five to 10 years.


The artiste’s brothers, Kemar and Roger Davis, were sentenced in March to 20 and 10 years, respectively.


According to American prosecutors, Flippa Mafia ran an organised drug ring that used the United States Mail and other delivery services to ship cocaine from California to New Jersey. More than 26 kilos of cocaine and over US$500,000 in cash were seized from the network. He has, however, maintained his innocence.


Also referred to as Flossing King, Flippa Mafia is known to dancehall fans for hurling hundreds of dollar notes into the crowd during his performances. His better-known songs are Hear Mi Hear and Unfinished House. He also had a small role in the cult film
Shottas.


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaperlive


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT