FBI Conducted Eazy E/Tupac Extortion Plot


FBI conducted a two and a half

year investigation into the Jewish Defense League allegedly trying

to extort money from Tupac Shakur and Eazy E. The JDL apparently

phoned the two stars and made death threats against them. The

probe lasted from October 17, 1996 until May 18, 1999, when the

investigators couldn't prove anything against the JDL. According

to one memo, Eazy E paid a security consultant $1,000 per week,

because he took the death threats seriously. The information on

Tupac Shakur was mostly erased by the FBI before being released

to the public. According to Sonicnet, the files outraged The JDL,

claiming that the organization offered protection to Eazy after

Suge Knight threatened the rapper.