Former G-Unit member Young Buck was busted this week on a federal gun charges and served with an indictment that could land him behind bars for ten years.
Details on Buck’s latest legal woes hit the Internet Monday (March 7) evening.
A notorious rapper from Nashville is in trouble again. Young Buck, whose real name is David Darnell Brown, is facing federal charges for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Channel 4 was the only station in federal court Monday afternoon when the rapper was brought in in handcuffs to appear before the judge. As the indictment spells out, these latest charges could mean ten years in prison. He’s now facing federal charges. According to an indictment unsealed Monday, he’s charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a .40-caliber pistol and ammunition. Federal authorities say all this happened on or about Aug. 3. (WSMV News)
Despite the case’s seriousness, Buck has been allowed bail.
Brown pleaded not guilty, and his attorney said these charges came as a surprise to both he and his client. Brown is out on bond, but according to the terms of his release, he must surrender his passport. However, Young Buck is supposed to perform in Canada soon. So the judge is allowing the rapper to post $100,000 bond by Friday and then he’ll get his passport back. (WSMV News)
Last summer, Buck’s Tennessee home was raided by IRS agents.
After cutting ties with 50 Cent, Buck has found himself on the losing end of one fiscal battle after another. As previously reported, federal authorities raided his Nashville home last August, in an attempt to seize personal items to pay down his over $300,000 IRS bill. His belongings were set to be auctioned off, a move that was later stopped. (The Boom Box)
In October, G-Unit member Tony Yayo reflected on Buck’s publicized hardships.
“I feel sorry for the guy,” Yayo said about Buck’s financial woes. “It’s tough times right now. They had plaques up there, they had plaques up there [at the auction.] I’m talking about the record label plaques. Yeah, they had everything up there. They said Omarion got a $100,000 [in tax debt]. I think it’s about having the right people in your corner. One thing about G-Unit label, we always had accountants to take care of taxes. That’s one thing I can say about 50 Cent, he taught us a lot. With the tax thing, I learned everything I know from having accountants on the G-Unit staff…50 does give you talks about your money and the right thing you should do with your money. And he keeps it real about it. Instead of buying a new car or chains, he might say to invest in something. That’s the smartest thing to do for anybody to do in this industry…That’s one thing Buck did have, 50 did guide us the right way. If you spend a $100,000 in a matter of weeks, of course a guy with intelligence that’s your boss is gonna call you and say, ‘Yo, you’re spending a lot more money than I am and I have way more money than you.’ I think that’s what the issue comes down to…” (Shade 45)