Another week and yet another rapper is headed to prison
of The Geto Boys
plead guilty yesterday November 2, to wire fraud and received a sentence of one year and a day in prison.
MC was originally arrested in May 2009.
The case stems from a scam in which Willie used eBay
to defraud customers out of money with a bogus phone company named Texas One Wireless
. Customers would wire the company money for iPhones. In return they would get a fake tracking number and never receive the phones.
Willie, born William James Dennis
was a part of the Geto Boys along with Bushwick Bill
, when the group shot to fame, propelled by the hit single "Mind Playing Tricks On Me."
He will have to pay $197,087.17
in restitution to the 35 people he conned. Willie faced a maximum of 20 years and a $250,000
fine, but got a lesser sentence by pleading guilty to 15 counts. He is currently free on bond pending a federal prison being found for him.