Beanie Sigel Subpoenaed By Federal Grand Jury

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

rapper Beanie Sigel was subpoenaed by a federal grand jury yesterday, as authorities

seek information on the murder of his stepfather and abduction of an associate.

Sigel’s lawyer Fortunato Perri Jr. confirmed that the

chart topping rapper will appear before the federal grand jury next week.

The rapper’s stepfather Sam Derry, was found shot to death

earlier this week. His body was then dumped in an alley in the West Oak Lane

section of Philadelphia and set ablaze.

The following day, an associate of Derry’s and former

cellmate named Wallace “Tom” Moody, was abducted at gunpoint.

Moody told police his captors tortured him for hours. He was burnt with a propane torch and struck with a gun and shovel for hours by the

assailants, who were seeking drugs and money.

"I told them I wasn't in the game anymore. They kept telling

me that I better make some calls," Moody said in his statement to police.

Moody also told local reporters the men were seeking a drug

dealer driving a Cadillac Escalade.

Police are investigating whether or not the beating and the

murder of Sigel’s stepfather are related.

When Moody surfaced, police promptly arrested him for violating

his parole, after they found a gun in his house.

In late September, Sigel was acquitted of attempted murder,

stemming from a 2003 shooting in front of a Philadelphia bar.

According to the

Philadelphia Inquirer, the grand jury subpoena is in relation to a totally different

investigation and has nothing to do with the kidnapping or the murder of Sigel’s