Willie D Remains Jailed, Attempting Bond Release
Willie D of the groundbreaking Houston group The Geto Boys remains incarcerated of federal fraud charges.
As reported last week by AllHipHop.com, Willie D was arrested by federal authorities and charged with wire fraud for allegedly scamming numerous foreign buyers out of Apple iPhones.
According to court documents, Willie D (William James Dennis) used a front company named Texas One Wireless for the scam.
When a buyer through eBay showed interest, the Houston rapper would have them place the order outside of eBay through email.
After banking the electronic funds transfers in his personal account, Willie D allegedly would forward a false tracking number without ever delivering the goods.
Wire fraud is a federal crime which yields a maximum fine of $250,000 and 20 years in prison.
A Houston federal magistrate has required that Willie D hand over his passport, and listed his bond at $100,000.
For release, the Houston emcee will have to come up with 10% of the stated amount ($10,000).
At press time, Willie D, 42, remains in federal custody at a Houston detention center.