December 29, 1999 |
In most businesses, much less show business, the whole idea is to get people to throw money at you. But New York police say that's exactly what set off a shootout in a Times Square dance club early Monday that left rap mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs facing felony gun charges.
February 28, 2001 |
Jennifer Lopez said she will not take the stand at the weapons trial of a former boyfriend, rap mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs. "As Sean will testify on his own behalf, he and his lawyers have decided at this time it is not necessary for me to testify," the singer-actress said in a statement. Combs, 31, and bodyguard Anthony "Wolf" Jones, 34, are charged with two counts of gun possession.
January 23, 2001 |
Jury selection has been postponed in the trial of rap entrepreneur Sean "Puffy" Combs following the Sunday arrest of Combs' co-defendant, Jamal "Shyne" Barrow, for driving without a license. Police said Barrow ran a red light and crashed into another car, injuring two people. Barrow, a rapper on Combs' Bad Boy label, is charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting three people 13 months ago inside a New York nightclub.
March 13, 2001 |
The lawyer defending Sean "Puffy" Combs portrayed witnesses who testified against the rap mogul as liars hoping to profit from lawsuits they've filed against him. "Bad people came into this courtroom and made bad accusations because they wanted to get rich," said attorney Benjamin Brafman, alluding to the billion dollars in lawsuits filed against Combs as a result of the shooting at Club New York on Dec. 27, 1999.
March 18, 2001 |
Rap impresario Sean "Puffy" Combs was acquitted Friday of toting an illegal handgun into a crowded Manhattan hip-hop club and later trying to bribe his driver to cover it up. When the verdict was read, Combs was holding a copy of the Bible. He and his attorneys, Benjamin Brafman and Johnnie Cochran, hugged tightly. Combs faced up to 29 years in prison had he been convicted of bribery and both weapons possession charges. His bodyguard, Anthony "Wolf" Jones, was acquitted of the same charges.
January 30, 2001 |
Sean "Puffy" Combs' gun possession and bribery trial opened in Manhattan on Monday with the prosecution arguing for the first time that the rap mogul had fired a pistol inside Times Square's packed Club New York during an incident that left three patrons injured. "Mr. Combs fired a shot" into the club's ceiling, Assistant Dist. Atty. Matthew Bogdanos said in his opening statement. "Witnesses will say they saw the muzzle flash." The 31-year-old Combs is not charged with shooting anyone.