(AllHipHop News) Rap mogul Suge Knight has denied being involved in a conspiracy to bribe witnesses, in relation to his upcoming murder trial.
Suge appeared in court just days after two members of his defense team were arrested and charged with accessory to murder after the fact.
“I’m not Donald Trump, but it’s fake news,” Suge Knight said during a hearing.
Matthew Fletcher is accused working with Suge to pay as much as $25,000 to bikers for phony testimony.
Thaddeus Culpepper is accused of trying to pay a man for favorable testimony for Suge Knight, but the man turned out to be an informant.
Fletcher was locked up on $1,000,000 bail and released, while Culpepper was back on the street the next day.
“What they were charging me with is impossible,” Thaddeus Culpepper said. “I’m charged with defending my client as to this murder and they’re charging me with accessory to murder after the fact based on a false confidential informant sham kind of program.”
Prosecutors have charged Suge Knight with murder and attempted murder after he ran down two men during an argument at a burger stand in Los Angeles in January of 2015.
Terry Carter was killed during the deadly encounter, while Cle “Bone” Sloan suffered serious injuries.
Suge will stand trial for the charges later this month.