You can add Kareem “Biggs” Burke’s name to the long list of former Jay Z associates doing time in federal prison.
In fact, just about everyone Jay Z has done business with has been arrested for offenses ranging from drug dealing to kidnapping and assault.
Burke and 50 others were nabbed in a federal drug sting called “Operation Green Venom,” which targeted dealers responsible for moving most of the pot in the city.
Jay Z is an admitted former drug dealer who sold crack cocaine in the Marcy projects of Brooklyn. Jay Z went on to launch a successful rap career glorifying drug dealing and the gangsters he grew up with.
From the NY Daily News:
A former Jay-Z business partner who invested in Roc-A-Fella Records pleaded guilty Thursday to participating in a massive marijuana trafficking ring, federal prosecutors said.
Kareem (Biggs) Burke, 38, faces five to six years in prison during his sentencing May 18 for conspiring to distribute more than 100 kilos of marijuana, said Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.
Under the plea deal, Burke agreed to forfeit cash, his house and a BMW, Bharara said.
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