Young Buck Arrested and Faces 10 Years In Prison for Gun Possession
Channel 4 News out of Nashville was the only station in federal court Monday afternoon when the rapper was taken in in handcuffs to appear before the judge. As the indictment spells out, these latest charges could mean 10 years in prison.
He’s the only rapper from Nashville to sell more than a million records. At Christmas 2009, Young Buck said, “It just feels good to be able to be a helping hand to these families.” Through his Toys for Joy Express program, Young Buck gave more than 300 Nashville children and their families toys, household goods and clothes for Christmas.
According to an indictment unsealed Monday, he’s charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a .40-caliber pistol and ammunition. Federal authorities said all this happened on or about Aug. 3, which was about the same time federal agents raided his Hendersonville home for Tax evasion. Records that Channel 4 obtained showed that the 29-year-old owed about $300,000 in taxes dating back to 2006. A few months later, the rapper sued the Internal Revenue Service, saying the government’s response to his tax problems hurt his ability to make money and pay off his debts.
Last year, he also filed for bankruptcy and sued his former manager and rapper 50 Cent over a contract dispute that prevented Young Buck from releasing a new album.
Outside federal court Monday, neither Young Buck nor his manager commented on the latest charges.
He’s currently out on bond and must forfeit his passport. However, if he posts 100,000 bond by Friday, he’ll have it returned.