Prison Time For Guard Who Helped Hip-Hop Con Man In $10 Million Scam
(AllHipHop News) A correctional officer who helped a notorious convict pull off multiple scams in the name of hip-hop, is heading to prison himself.
Jimmy Sabatino's connection to hip-hop started in dramatic a way after he destroyed one of the L.A. Times’ biggest stories involving Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls' rivalry.
Jimmy Sabatino's was busted by the Feds earlier in September of 2017, for scamming Miami area jewelry stores out of almost $1 million worth of pricey goods by pretending to be an executive for Jay-Z’s Roc Nation.
His scam assured local jewelry businesses that their wares would be featured in top hip-hop videos.
Instead, Jimmy Sabatino Jr and his Gambino Family connects sold the gems to pawn shops.
Former correctional officer Michael Mazar is accused of supporting Sabatino in his attempt to wash over $10 million dollars worth of jewelry.
In a scene that could be straight out of "Goodfellas," Michael Mazar is accused of delivering Sabatino luxury items straight to his jail cell, including dozens of cell phones, eyeglasses headphones, and even fast food.
In 2008, Jimmy Sabatino received 15 minutes of fame, after alleging to be an early associate of Sean “Diddy” Combs.
The L.A. Times printed a story with his information insisting Diddy and Biggie had previous knowledge that Tupac Shakur was going to be ambushed at Quad Studios in 1994 on the orders of James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond.
The story was blown apart and proven to be fake when journalists revealed Jimmy Sabatino had planted bogus documents into the federal court system.
Sabatino will be transferred to the Supermax in Florence, Colorado to serve out his time when he is sentenced in May.