Rapper Sean Kingston agrees to return to Florida in fraud case

Rapper Sean Kingston agrees to return to Florida in fraud case

Rapper Sean Kingston has agreed to return to Florida to face serious allegations of fraud and theft amounting to over $1 million. The 34-year-old artist, known for hits like “Beautiful Girls” and “Eenie Meenie,” signed documents waiving his right to contest the extradition in a California court. This decision was confirmed by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Kingston was apprehended on May 23 at Fort Irwin, a military base in Southern California. On the same day, Florida police raided his Fort Lauderdale residence and arrested his mother, Janice Turner, aged 61. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has accused the duo of orchestrating a scheme to defraud multiple businesses, involving the theft of jewelry, money, a luxury car, and other valuables.

Court documents from February list Kingston, whose legal name is Kisean Anderson, as residing at the raided Fort Lauderdale home. The Jamaican-born singer remains in a Southern California jail, with California sheriff’s officials coordinating with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office for his extradition.

In a separate legal matter, Kingston faces accusations from a company alleging he failed to pay for a large TV and sound system. The company claims Kingston made false promises, including creating promotional videos with Justin Bieber, to secure the installation with minimal downpayment. Following the installation, Kingston allegedly did not fulfill the remaining payments, leading to a lawsuit for breach of contract and fraud.

Before his arrest, Kingston addressed the situation on Instagram, assuring his followers that both he and his mother were fine and that their lawyers were handling the matter. His legal representative expressed confidence in resolving the allegations successfully in court.

The arrest warrants detail that from October to March, Kingston and his mother allegedly stole nearly $500,000 in jewelry, over $200,000 from Bank of America, $160,000 from a Cadillac Escalade dealer, more than $100,000 from First Republic Bank, and $86,000 from a custom bed manufacturer. Specific details of these transactions were not disclosed.

Kingston is already on probation for trafficking stolen property, while his mother has a history of legal troubles, having served nearly 1.5 years in prison for bank fraud in 2006.

The case has drawn significant media attention, with many awaiting further developments as Kingston prepares to face the charges in Florida.

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