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Hip-Hop News: Rap Label Bookkeeper Receives Probation
After being found guilty of fraudulently going around currency regulations, the bookkeeper receives probation and house arrest.
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Posted by Dave
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12/21/2005 10:39:48 AM

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Rap label Murder Inc. bookkeeper for Christopher Lorenzo and his brother Irving was sentenced to two years on probation and six months of house arrest for the improper setup of the bank deposits to circumvent currency regulations.

Cynthia Brent, 37, who is about eight months pregnant, told Brooklyn federal Judge Edward Korman that her next job was to be that of a mother. She pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges that she structured bank deposits for the Lorenzos' company, Murder Inc., to avoid having to file currency transaction reports.

Defense attorney Paul Shechtman said that Brent told Korman that the money she handled was the proceeds of rap concerts and not the fruits of any crimes.

The Lorenzo brothers, who used the nickname "Gotti," won a sensational acquittal last month of charges they laundered the drug proceeds of Queens drug lord Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff. The brothers denied handling any drug cash and said they were involved in legitimate business and film deals with McGriff.

Christopher Lorenzo, 38, was in court Monday and was pleased with the outcome for Brent.

"This was the last piece and I am just happy it is finished," Lorenzo said.

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