Uncle Murda Convicted Of Identity Fraud
Rapper Uncle Murda has been convicted of attempting to use a fraudulent California identification card at Los Angeles International Airport, reports say.
The New York rapper, real name Leonard Grant, pleaded "no contest" to one count of possession of a counterfeit ID, according to the Los Angeles Times.
"It was a legitimate ID. But it was the ID of another individual. He was trying to pass it off as his own. His motivation for doing so is unknown," said Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the city attorney's office.
The 27-year-old rapper will have to perform 50 hours of community service and undergo 18 months of probation.
In May 2008, Grant tried to pass off an ID with his face, but a screener at LAX was suspicious about the card. Upon further examination, the ID number was appointed to another person. The identification was taken and destroyed by police.
In related news, Uncle Murda recently adjusted his controversial name to Uncle M.