Biggie’s Estate Denies Lying To Court

Attorneys for the Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace and the city of Los Angeles continued to wrangle over legalities surrounding the rapper’s death.

Lawyers for the rapper had previously been accused of lying to the court by attorneys for the city. In a Tuesday motion, the estate and family of Wallace denied that they were untruthful and accused the city of Los Angeles of withholding key information from them in addition to covering up police wrongdoing.

Last week, the city declared that Wallace’s estate had lied, the rapper’s lawyers countered that they were given insufficient information on the entire case.

A trial last summer was halted after an anonymous tipster revealed that a city detective withheld information that linked a pair of former LAPD officers to Wallace’s murder in 1997.

After declaring the mistrial, the judge ordered the city to pay $1.1 million in restitution for legal fees and other expenses.