Fugees Rap­per Con­vict­ed For Laun­der­ing Mon­ey Into Oba­ma Cam­paign Seeks New Tri­al

Fugees Rapper Convicted For Laundering Money Into Obama Campaign Seeks New Trial

Pras Michel, a for­mer mem­ber of the Fugees con­vict­ed ear­li­er this year relat­ed to laun­der­ing mil­lions of dol­lars to Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s cam­paign, called for a new tri­al on Mon­day by claim­ing his legal team used arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence to craft their clos­ing argu­ment for the jury.
Michel, 50, was found guilty in April in a fed­er­al court on ten crim­i­nal counts relat­ed to an inter­na­tion­al con­spir­a­cy to help Chi­na influ­ence the U.S. gov­ern­ment, includ­ing con­ceal­ment of mate­r­i­al facts, mak­ing false entries in records, wit­ness tam­per­ing, and serv­ing as an unreg­is­tered agent of a for­eign pow­er.
In his 113-page motion filed with a fed­er­al judge in Wash­ing­ton, the hip-hop artist’s new legal team argued that Michel’s Los Ange­les …