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BNF Podcast Host Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison After Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Scheme

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On Tuesday (Apr. 12), BNF Podcast host Dmal was sentenced to three years in prison and three years of supervised release as a result of his alleged involvement in a Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) scheme.

According to the Department of Justice, Dmal, born Daniel Maleus, reportedly conspired with others to file over 50 fraudulent PUA claims using stolen identity information from April 2020 to April 2021. The claims were traced back to Maleus after it was discovered he created numerous fake e-mail acounts in the names of the stolen identity victims and directed the payments into bank accounts he controlled. Maleus and his co-conspirators reportedly made off with $526,523 in PUA funds as a result of the scheme. He was arrested and brought in on charges on April 8, 2021.

Maleus has been transparent about his journey and what’s been going on this past year on social media. The 33-year-old took to his platform to explain the charges and his next steps, back in December.

In November, Maleus pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, five counts of wire fraud, and one count of aggravated identity theft. Due to the nature of the charges, the podcast host is to serve a mandatory two-year sentence related to the charge of aggravated identity theft. The charges of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud both carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and three years of supervised release.

However, Maleus will only be serving one additional year with three years of supervised release.

In addition to his sentence, U.S. Senior District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel has ordered Maleus to pay $526,423 in restitution.

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Chris Brown Releases ‘BREEZY’ TrackList

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As he prepares for the release of his tenth studio album, BREEZY, Chris Brown returns with the official tracklist for the upcoming project.

Featuring previously released singles “Iffy,” “WE (Warm Embrace)” and Call Me Every Day” with Wizkid, Chris Brown is treating fans to 24 tracks with contributions from  Lil Wayne, Ella Mai, H.E.R., Anderson .Paak, Blxst, Jack Harlow and more. Brown revealed on Big Boi’s Neighborhood that he recorded over 200 tracks for the album. “It’s crazy in the album process because let’s just say I put out an album like the Indigo album,” he said. “While I was about to put that out, I was already recording songs and doing stuff for the next one. But I be having so many songs, I think for this actual project I had almost 250 songs. I was like, ‘Yeah, we gotta scale this down and figure out what to do!’”

Check out the official tracklist below.

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Omarion vs. Mario VERZUZ Battle Announced

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Omarion and Mario are up next to go head to head on the next VERZUZ battle.

Scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 23, the R&B Battle will happen at The Novo in Downtown Los Angeles. In addition to Omarion and Mario’s battle, the night will feature an additional battle from team Ray J and Bobby V against team Pleasure P and Sammie.

Titled “A Night of R&B,” the verzuz battle will begin at 6 PM PT / 9 PM and will be live-streamed on Instagram, Triller and FiteTV.

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Travis Scott, SZA & J. Cole to Headline 2022 Day N Vegas Festival

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Day N Vegas has announced its lineup for its 2022 music festival.

With Travis Scott, SZA and J. Cole scheduled as headliners, the 3-day event kicks off Sept. 2 at Las Vegas Festival Grounds. Other performers include Blxst, Saucy Santana, Pusha T, Trippie Redd, Jorja Smith, Playboi Carti, BIA, 21 Savage, H.E.R., Baby Keem, Jhene Aiko, Freddie Gibbs, Chloe, Earthgang, T-Pain, and J.I.D.

You can check out the full line-up below. Passes will go on sale Friday, June 10 at 10 AM PST.

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The 2022 Day N Vegas Festival will serve as Travis Scott’s largest performance since the tragic Astroworld Festival in 2021 which resulted in the death of 10 individuals. Scott recently made his return at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.

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