Kenneth Petty has been involved with legal issues in one way or another awhile. Last year, Kenneth Petty admitted to failing to register as an offender. Petty, the husband of Nicki Minaj, has recently been demanded to serve time in prison.
Kenneth Petty might spend time in jail for failing to register as a sex offender. The government suggested that Kenneth Petty get a 15-month prison term, according to court documents that AllHipHop acquired. The spouse of Nicki Minaj entered a guilty plea to failing to register as an offender in 2021. Federal prosecutors urged for Kenneth’s sentence, which he was awarded.
“The government respectfully requests that the Court sentenced the defendant to a low-end Guidelines sentence of 15 months imprisonment, five years supervised release, a mandatory $100 special assessment, and a $55,000 fine.”
In 1995, Kenneth Petty was found guilty of attempting assault. Years later, when he relocated to California in 2019, he failed to re-register as an offender. The government noted the condition which was imposed on Petty.
“Defendant has been completing sex offender registration documents for nearly 20 years. Over the course of two decades, he was repeatedly warned that if he moved to another state, it was his responsibility to follow any local, city, state, federal, or international laws regarding registration.”
“In 2019, defendant began a relationship with a celebrity and moved to California. Only then did defendant decide to shirk his registration requirements, despite having had the benefit of 20 years’ worth of warnings.”
Kenneth Petty’s association with Nicki Minaj, according to the United States Attorneys, may have contributed to his refusal to register. His way of living alarmed the government, which demanded prison time to highlight the seriousness of his status as an offender.
“The timing of defendant’s lapse in registration is concerning, given that it occurred when defendant began dating his wife, quit his job, moved to Los Angeles, and adopted an affluent lifestyle. The Court should impose a within-Guidelines sentence to impose on defendant the importance of his registration requirements and the need to follow the law, regardless of his changed socioeconomic status.”
Attorneys for the United States demanded that Kenneth Petty not be given “preferential treatment.” They cautioned against using home detention as a form of punishment. What’s your take on this story? For further updates, stay tuned to Thirsty.
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