Fabolous Planning To Sue NY For $5 Million

Fabolous is planning to sue the city of New York

for $5 million dollars for false arrest, after he was arrested on March 24 on

criminal weapons possession charges.

Fabolous and four other people were arrested

after a show at New York City's Webster Hall. His body guard, Rodger Renrick,

claimed ownership of the gun and provided proof that he was licensed to carry

it, Fabolous' attorney Alberto Ebanks told MTV.

Ebanks says that Renrick was only licensed to

carry the 9mm gun in Massachusetts, but the fact that he claimed ownership of

the gun should have cleared Fabolous and the other men of any charges.

MTV obtained a letter from Ebanks, dated March

27, urging the prosecutor on the case to reconsider the charges filed against


"This unwarranted arrest has tarnished my

client's image, may affect his present and pending endorsements and will certainly

have a negative impact on his long-term marketability and earning potential,"

Ebanks wrote. "More importantly, as our client is an icon to many young

and impressionable fans, this unjustified prosecution could potentially glamorize

a lifestyle that Mr. Jackson neither maintains nor condones."

Fabolous' claims civil rights have been violated,

emotional distress, malicious prosecution, police misconduct, false imprisonment

and a variety of other violations.

"The actions and motivations of the music

task force are questionable," Ebanks said. "The law requires that

police act on probable cause if someone commits or is about to commit a crime.

Police action on anything short of this is impermissible, intolerable and illegal."