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Hip-hop producer gets 10 years for role in LA-to-Baltimore cocaine ring that used private jets
LOS ANGELES (AP) ' The head of a small hip-hop record label who prosecutors say led a drug trafficking ring that used chartered jets to ship cocaine and cash between Baltimore and Los Angeles has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.
City News Service says Ricky "DP" Brascom received the sentence in a Los Angeles court Tuesday, while his brother and partner Jerome "Bro-Bro" Brascom was sentenced to six years.
Both pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges last year.
They were indicted in 2010 with 12 others after a federal investigation dubbed "Operation Snowbird."
Prosecutors say the men used Ricky Brascom's company, "Behind da Scenes Entertainment," to buy large amounts of cocaine in Los Angeles, have it flown in chartered jets to Baltimore, and have suitcases of cash flown back to Los Angeles.