Incarcerated rapper Lil’ Boosie sure knows how to associate with upstanding individuals. The heads of his record label, Trill Entertainment, are under investigation for witness tampering.
Trill Entertainment CEOs Melvin Vernell Jr. and Marcus Roach will once again be tried in court for charges stemming from an assault against up and coming rapper Bruce “Beelow” Moore for allegedly bootlegging the labels music.
According to published reports, the retrial is a result of the lawyer who represented the Baton Rogue Hip-Hop label facing criminal charges for allegedly interfering with a criminal probe by attempting to have attempted murder charges against Vernell and Roach dismissed.
Attorney Peter Q. John is currently standing trial to clarify to the courts why the witnesses and plaintiff in the case received a settlement after the criminal case was dropped and no civil case was filed.
Authorities suspect that the lack of cooperation from witnesses and Beelow were partly due to intimidation by Vernell and Roach, who allegedly harassed witnesses involved with the case and the promises of John who negotiated a settlement for the men injured in the shooting after the case was dropped at Beelow’s request.
Prosecutors also accuse the self-proclaimed “Thug’s Lawyer” of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, perjury and theft, alleging that he had access to advanced information in the grand jury proceedings.
John is also accused of presenting false information designed to clear Vernell and Roach of the attempted murder charges.