Willie D Arraigned, Pleads Not Guilty in Wire Fraud Case

William James Dennis, the 42-year-old rapper best known as Willie D. of the Geto Boys, was arraigned on June 15. According to court papers, the pioneering Southern hip-hop MC pleaded not guilty to 15 counts of wire fraud.

If convicted on all counts in the alleged international iPhone scam, Dennis faces 20 years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000.

Dennis is expected in Judge Gray Miller's court for a pre-trial conference on July 27. Jury selection and his trial are expected to begin the same day, though Lord knows these things have a way of getting pushed back. Meanwhile, Dennis remains out on bond, not traveling and not using the Internet.

A phone call to Dennis's attorney was not returned.

 

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