(AllHipHop News) Two of Marion "Suge" Knight's lawyers have been arrested in Los Angeles in connection with the former mogul's upcoming murder trial.
The lawyers, Matthew Fletcher and Thaddeus Culpepper, were detained yesterday (January 25) by Los Angeles cops.
Police accused Matthew Fletcher of being in a conspiracy with Suge to obtain fabricated statements for his upcoming murder trial.
Suge is accused of using his Ford F-150 Raptor truck to injure Cle “Bone” Sloan and to kill Terry Carter after a confrontation that happened at a burger joint in Los Angeles during a taping for a commercial for the movie "Straight Outta Compton' in January of 2015.
Investigators say they have transcripts of Suge and Fletcher working together to pay as much as $25,000 to bikers for phony testimony, to affirm the victims were armed in the deadly encounter with Suge.
“If we can get the two or three versions from the bikers on tape and we can get, we’re done,” Matthew Fletcher said. “It’s going home time. Right? That’s a fair … investment, you know, 20, 25 thousand dollars.”
Authorities insist Thaddeus Culpepper tried to work with a source who turned out to be a sheriff’s department informant.
Culpepper reportedly also offered to pay for eyewitness testimony, which would reflect positively on Suge.
Matthew Fletcher is currently locked up on $1,000,000 bail while information about Thaddeus Culpepper's bail condition is not known.
Over the past several months, several of Suge's associates have been arrested, jailed or subpoenaed for tampering with the case.
Earlier this week, two producers associated with the docu-series "Death Row Chronicles" were issued subpoenas by a grand jury, for interviewing Suge while he is in jail.
A judge has barred Suge from having any contact with anyone except a single attorney.
Suge Knight's trial for murder is supposed to start on February 22.