(AllHipHop News) Kevin “Bandman Kevo” Ford was arrested in 2014 for allegedly taking part in a $600,000 “credit card cracking” scam. The Chicago-based rapper eventually pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud.
According to a press release, Kevo has now been sentenced to 22 months in federal prison. The “Baller in Me” performer has 30 days to turn himself in to start serving his time.
“[I] will do everything possible to stay relevant,” states Kevo. “22 months will fly and I will be back better than ever and on my cocky sh-t.”
Authorities charged Ford and 28 other defendants in federal court for a banking scheme that crossed states. AllHipHop.com spoke to Kevo in November 2014 and he denied being connected to the larger group of arrested offenders.
“I don’t know a lot of them people at all. They were just saying that it was twenty-nine people that got arrested for the same thing,” said Kevo. “They didn’t say that we were in connection.”
As part of the plea deal, Kevo and supposed co-conspirator Cortez Stevens agreed to pay $141,919 in restitution. Certain items – such as a 2004 Audi and a 2006 Maserati – were forfeited to the federal government.
Before beginning his 22-month sentence, Bandman Kevo plans to release his next single “Phone Call.” His catalog presently features mixtapes like Bad Habit and Fast Life.