• Home
  • Entertainment
  • Singer Sean Kingston extradited to Florida and booked into jail over $1million fraud charges
Entertainment

Singer Sean Kingston extradited to Florida and booked into jail over $1million fraud charges

American singer, Sean Kingston has been extradited to Florida, where he and his mother are charged with committing more than a million dollars’ worth of fraud.

Kingston, 34, was booked into the Broward County jail on Sunday, according to jail records. He was arrested on May 23 at Fort Irwin, an Army training base in California’s Mojave Desert where he was performing.

Last week, he waived his right to fight extradition in a California court and agreed to be turned over to authorities in Florida.

Kingston’s mother, 61-year-old Janice Turner, was arrested the same day as her son, when a SWAT team raided his rented mansion in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Kingston and Turner have been charged with conducting an organized scheme to defraud, grand theft, identity theft, and related crimes, according to arrest warrants released by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. The warrants allege they stole money, jewelry, a Cadillac Escalade, and furniture.

The warrants in the case say that from October to March they stole almost $500,000 in jewelry, more than $200,000 from Bank of America, $160,000 from the Cadillac dealer, more than $100,000 from First Republic Bank, and $86,000 from the maker of customized beds. Specifics were not given.

Kingston, whose legal name is Kisean Anderson, faced a judge Monday who set his bond at $100,000, or $10,000 on each of the 10 charges he faces.

He was also ordered to surrender his passport, won’t be allowed to possess firearms, and can’t have contact with his mother.

Robert Rosenblatt, an attorney for Kingston and his mother, previously said they looked forward to addressing the charges in a Florida court and “are confident of a successful resolution.”

The warrants in the case say that from October to March they stole almost $500,000 in jewelry, more than $200,000 from Bank of America, $160,000 from the Escalade dealer, more than $100,000 from First Republic Bank and $86,000 from the maker of customized beds. Specifics were not given.

Kingston, whose legal name is Kisean Anderson, was already serving a two-year probation sentence for trafficking stolen property.

His mother pleaded guilty in 2006 to bank fraud for stealing over $160,000 and served nearly 1.5 years in prison, according to federal court records.

Related posts

Veteran actor, Chinwetalu Agu brutalized by soldiers for wearing a Biafran flag outfit

theKorrespondent

My rejection rate is high but I am now used to it- DJ Cuppy

theKorrespondent

“I’m not a Nigerian artiste, I don’t make money from Nigeria” Burna Boy

theKorrespondent

Leave a Comment

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More