42 Dugg is best known for his collaborations with Lil Baby and Yo Gotti. While he is still relatively new to the rap scene, his ego appears to have gotten him into trouble with the feds on multiple occasions. The artist allegedly filed documents claiming immunity from federal laws.
Just recently, it was revealed that rapper 42 Dugg had been arrested by federal agents for failing to surrender. The artist was arrested in 2020 for possessing an illegal firearm. 42 Dugg, born Dion Hayes, was sentenced to three years of probation after being tried for the crime.
However, after numerous violations of his probation, the judge sentenced him to six months in prison. On April 12th, the Michigan native was supposed to arrive at a West Virginia prison, but he did not appear. This resulted in agents tracking his phone and apprehending the CMG artist in Detroit.
Prosecutors have now released information about the ongoing case. In court, they described the manhunt and explained why they thought 42 Dugg was a flight risk. “When he was arrested, he had $25,000 in cash and more than $100,000 in jewelry,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Barbara Lanning.
She also claimed that the rapper’s plane had no assigned number and that his real name was not included on the flight’s passenger manifest, which she claimed was “not an accident.” 42 Dugg’s lawyer, Steve Scharg, claimed that his client did not surrender because he believed he did not have to turn himself in while the case was still pending.
Regardless, prosecutors claimed that the artist filed a court document in April claiming that he was a sovereign citizen immune to federal laws. Dugg did not file the mentioned letter, according to Casey Swanson, his court-appointed lawyer. She also added, “Mr. Hayes did not flee. He did not intentionally avoid a sentence in this case.” 42 Dugg remains in custody and awaits sentencing.
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