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March 18, 2005 | From Associated Press
Rap diva Lil' Kim was convicted Thursday of lying to a federal grand jury about a shooting outside a New York City radio station in 2001. She and her assistant, Monique Dopwell, were both convicted of perjury and conspiracy but acquitted of obstruction of justice. They could be sentenced to 20 years in prison. Lil' Kim, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, is a 29-year-old former sidekick of the late Notorious B.I.G. who is known for raunchy raps.
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February 13, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Rapper Lil' Kim is thrilled about having a baby! "I'm so excited! I'm a few months along, I can't wait to be a mom!" the 39-year-old told Us Weekly. The "Money, Power, Respect" rapper, who sported a burgeoning baby bump in a colorful floor-length gown at a New York Fashion Week after-party Wednesday, confirmed the news to the mag. She did not officially name the child's father, but MTV News suggested it might be rapper Mr. Papers, whom she's been dating for a while off and on and whose Twitter timeline is full of retweets of baby congratulations and at least one story naming him as the father.
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August 12, 2005 | From Associated Press
Rapper Lil' Kim has won a court order preventing a former colleague who testified against her at her criminal trial from releasing a DVD using her name and image. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff said Lil' Kim was entitled to the victory after James "Lil' Cease" Lloyd, with whom she once teamed in the Junior M.A.F.I.A. group, failed to show up in New York Wednesday to answer the civil lawsuit. She accused Lloyd of using her name and image to promote a DVD, "The Chronicles of Junior M.A.F.I.A.
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February 7, 2010 | By Scott Collins
At 52, Ross Mandell is built like an aging wrestler, with veins the size of phone cords webbed across Popeye-like forearms. But when he recalls what happened last summer, the macho exterior melts away. "I cried like a baby. I curled up in a fetal position in my bed and I wanted my mommy," the former chief of the brokerage firm Sky Capital said. "It was brutal." Mandell surrendered in July to authorities who accused him of masterminding a transatlantic stock fraud that used "high-pressure sales tactics" to bilk tens of millions of dollars from investors, with Mandell allegedly blowing the proceeds on luxury travel and adult entertainment.
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March 2, 2005 | From Associated Press
Grammy-winning hip-hop star Lil' Kim lied to a grand jury about a shootout at a radio station in 2001 to protect her former manager and a friend, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday at the opening of her perjury trial in New York. Lil' Kim, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, and her assistant "flat-out lied" by testifying that the manager was not at the station during the fight, in which one man was wounded, prosecutor Daniel Gitner said in opening statements.
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July 1, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Lil' Kim says she'll be celebrating Independence Day early this year. The rapper, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, was sentenced in September to a year and a day in prison for lying about a shootout outside a hip-hop radio station. She is being released Monday, the day before July 4. The entertainer began serving her time at a federal detention center in Philadelphia on Sept. 19, after being convicted of lying to a federal grand jury and in the subsequent trial.
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September 21, 2005 | From Associated Press
Rapper Lil' Kim has begun serving a 366-day prison sentence in Philadelphia for her conviction on charges stemming from a 2001 shootout outside a New York City radio station. The 30-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, said she planned "to write music while in prison, read and pray regularly and will come out a stronger, more confident woman."
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July 4, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Lil' Kim celebrated Independence Day one day early with her release Monday morning from a federal detention center in Philadelphia after nearly 10 months behind bars. The rapper, who was sent to prison for lying about a shootout outside a New York radio station, walked out of the jail looking glamorous in sunglasses and an all-white, cleavage-baring outfit.
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June 24, 2003 | From Associated Press
Hip-hop performer and producer Lil' Kim, known for flaunting her jewelry, said someone stole $250,000 of it at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York -- including her signature "Queen Bee" necklace. Lil' Kim, 27, was on her way to Los Angeles for today's Black Entertainment Television awards, in which she's nominated as best female hip-hop artist.
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July 8, 2000 | GEOFF BOUCHER
Lil' Kim may be from Brooklyn, but she's still notorious in Southern California. The raunchy-minded rapper's sophomore album debuts at No. 3 in the Southland album sales tally, a notch higher than its arrival on the counterpart national chart. One Sacramento band, Papa Roach, climbs two spots to reach No. 7 this week while another one, the Deftones, slides six notches to No. 9. TOP 10 ALBUMS *--* Title, Artist (Nat'l Rank) Last Week 1 The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem (1) 1 2 Oops! . . .
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July 4, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Lil' Kim celebrated Independence Day one day early with her release Monday morning from a federal detention center in Philadelphia after nearly 10 months behind bars. The rapper, who was sent to prison for lying about a shootout outside a New York radio station, walked out of the jail looking glamorous in sunglasses and an all-white, cleavage-baring outfit.
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July 1, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Lil' Kim says she'll be celebrating Independence Day early this year. The rapper, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, was sentenced in September to a year and a day in prison for lying about a shootout outside a hip-hop radio station. She is being released Monday, the day before July 4. The entertainer began serving her time at a federal detention center in Philadelphia on Sept. 19, after being convicted of lying to a federal grand jury and in the subsequent trial.
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January 11, 2006 | Maria Elena Fernandez
Martha Stewart got her small-screen time in the sun after she served her time. Now another celebrity inmate, Lil' Kim, the self-described Queen B of hip-hop, will have her own reality show on BET: "Lil' Kim: Countdown to Lockdown," which she managed to film 14 days before beginning her 366-day prison sentence for perjury and conspiracy in September.
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September 21, 2005 | From Associated Press
Rapper Lil' Kim has begun serving a 366-day prison sentence in Philadelphia for her conviction on charges stemming from a 2001 shootout outside a New York City radio station. The 30-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, said she planned "to write music while in prison, read and pray regularly and will come out a stronger, more confident woman."
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August 12, 2005 | From Associated Press
Rapper Lil' Kim has won a court order preventing a former colleague who testified against her at her criminal trial from releasing a DVD using her name and image. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff said Lil' Kim was entitled to the victory after James "Lil' Cease" Lloyd, with whom she once teamed in the Junior M.A.F.I.A. group, failed to show up in New York Wednesday to answer the civil lawsuit. She accused Lloyd of using her name and image to promote a DVD, "The Chronicles of Junior M.A.F.I.A.
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July 20, 2005 | From Associated Press
Rapper Lil' Kim has filed a $6-million lawsuit against her former recording partner Lil' Cease over a planned DVD release. Cease, born James Lloyd, testified against Lil' Kim in her recent perjury and conspiracy trial. She was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for lying to a federal grand jury about her involvement in a 2001 gun battle outside a Manhattan radio station. In a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S.
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July 6, 2000 | GEOFF BOUCHER
A Nelly, a Kelly and a Kim arrive this week in the Top 10 tally of U.S. albums, but Eminem is still the name at No. 1. Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP" is the best-selling album in the nation for the sixth consecutive week after selling 342,000 copies last week. The disc, featuring the hit "The Real Slim Shady," has now surpassed 4.4 million total copies sold since its debut in May. Youth pop singer Britney Spears held on to the No. 2 spot with her sophomore disc "Oops! . . .
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January 11, 2006 | Maria Elena Fernandez
Martha Stewart got her small-screen time in the sun after she served her time. Now another celebrity inmate, Lil' Kim, the self-described Queen B of hip-hop, will have her own reality show on BET: "Lil' Kim: Countdown to Lockdown," which she managed to film 14 days before beginning her 366-day prison sentence for perjury and conspiracy in September.
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July 7, 2005 | From Associated Press
Grammy-winning rapper Lil' Kim was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in prison and fined $50,000 for lying to a federal grand jury to protect friends involved in a 2001 shootout outside a Manhattan radio station. It was far less than the 20-year maximum she could have gotten and the nearly three-year sentence prosecutors had sought. U.S.
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March 18, 2005 | From Associated Press
Rap diva Lil' Kim was convicted Thursday of lying to a federal grand jury about a shooting outside a New York City radio station in 2001. She and her assistant, Monique Dopwell, were both convicted of perjury and conspiracy but acquitted of obstruction of justice. They could be sentenced to 20 years in prison. Lil' Kim, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, is a 29-year-old former sidekick of the late Notorious B.I.G. who is known for raunchy raps.
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