Tunisian-French rapper Swagg Man, identified for the Louis Vuitton logos tattooed on his head, has been sentenced to 5 years in jail for fraud and cash laundering, the judiciary stated Tuesday.
Born within the French Mediterranean city of Nice, the 34-year-old, whose actual title is Iteb Zaibet, turned an web movie star identified for his ostentatious clothes, physique tattoos, and chunky jewellery.
His social media fame led him to be invited onto tv reveals in each France and Tunisia.
On Monday, a Tunis court docket sentenced him to 5 years in jail and fined him 100,000 dinars ($36,000) on prices of cash laundering and fraud, judicial official Mohsen Dali advised AFP.
He stated funds of about 17 million dinars ($6 million) in euros and Swiss francs had been additionally confiscated from Swagg Man’s accounts.
The rapper had been detained in Tunisia since his arrest in July 2019 in reference to suspect cash transfers on a Swiss checking account.
He can be suspected of getting defrauded social media followers and faces a French arrest warrant issued in 2019 in reference to embezzlement.
Swagg Man had introduced on Instagram that he was transferring funds to construct a mosque, an orphanage, and a resort.
He has denied the costs in opposition to him and may attraction the sentence.
According to Dali, a European man, who’s on the run and whom he didn’t establish, was additionally sentenced in the identical case as Swagg Man.