Sean Kingston Arrested at California Army Base Amid Fraud Allegations

Written by Henrik Rothen

May.24 - 2024 8:48 AM CET

Photo: Wiki Commons
Photo: Wiki Commons
Rapper Sean Kingston's concert at a California Army base took an unexpected turn with his arrest on fraud charges. Earlier that day, his mother was detained in a SWAT raid at his Florida mansion, both facing serious allegations.

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Sean Kingston found himself in handcuffs during a concert at Fort Irwin, a California Army base, just hours after SWAT raided his Florida mansion and arrested his mother.

The rapper, known for hits like "Eenie Meenie," faces charges of fraud and theft related to a high-tech equipment scam as reported by NY Post.

Unexpected Arrest During Performance

Sean Kingston's performance at Fort Irwin for the United States Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Programs was abruptly interrupted when law enforcement officers moved in.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Kingston was arrested without incident on a Florida warrant.

Video footage shared on social media captured the moment officers approached the stage as Kingston performed one of his popular tracks.

SWAT Raid in Florida

Earlier in the day, a SWAT team descended on Kingston's lavish mansion in Southwest Ranches, Florida.

His 61-year-old mother, Janice Turner, was taken into custody on similar charges.

The mansion, which Kingston was renting, became the center of the investigation into allegations of a fraudulent deal with a tech company.

The charges against Kingston and his mother stem from a deal gone wrong with Ver Ver Entertainment LLC., which accused the rapper of swindling them out of thousands of dollars. According to the lawsuit filed in February, Kingston allegedly reached out to the company via Instagram to purchase a 232-inch Colossal TV and a sound system, valued at over $111,000.

The agreement was that Kingston would make promotional videos featuring himself and his friend, Justin Bieber, in exchange for a significant discount on the equipment. However, the company claims Kingston had no intention of fulfilling his end of the bargain.

The rapper failed to make the agreed payments or produce the promised promotional content.

Kingston and his mother are now facing serious legal challenges. Robert Rosenblatt, their attorney, acknowledged the allegations and expressed confidence in resolving the matter favorably in court.

"We are aware of some of the allegations and look forward to addressing these in court," Rosenblatt stated.

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