Baby Blue Whoaaaa, also known as Baby Blue in R&B group Pretty Ricky, is in major hot water. According to XXL, the rapper is accused of participating in a scam by filing bogus loans to get millions of dollars for small businesses due to COVID-19.
The outlet said: “According to the US Department of Justice, Baby Blue, born Diamond Blue Smith, 36, and another man named Tonye C. Johnson, 28, have been charged in connection with federal criminal complaints filed. in the South Florida District for numerous frauds. charges.”
“The men were victims of wire fraud, bank fraud, and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud after requesting more than $ 24 million in loans from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP ) promised by the Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of the coronavirus aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES).
They also claimed he used false documents to receive a loan of over $ 400,000 for his business, Throwbackjersey.com LLC. He also secured another loan for Blue Star Records, LLC, for over $ 700,000.
Another shocking thing Baby Blue allegedly did: he bought a Ferrari for $ 96,000 with the money. He was seized at the time of his arrest.
Over 90 fraudulent claims were completed during the scam and eleven more are involved in this case.
XXL points out that in the comments section of this story on The shadow room, Baby Blue Whoaaaa, or someone who manages their account, wrote: “#FREEBABYBLUEWHOAAAA.”