Rap Mogul 'Suge' Sent Back to Jail
Rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight, the founder of Death Row Records, was sent back to jail on Thursday for 10 months for assaulting a parking lot attendant outside a Hollywood club, reports the Associated Press.
A Los Angeles parole board found Knight, 37, guilty and ruled that both the assault and subsequent arrest had broken the terms of his parole, said Bill Sessa, a spokesman for the Board of Prison Terms.
Rose Kogeman, one of Knight’s lawyers, declined comment after the hearing.
The 6’3″, 315-lb. Knight was arrested June 21 outside the White Lotus Club after reportedly punching a parking attendant from behind because he had blocked his car.
It was Knight’s second arrest for parole violations, following a December arrest for which he spent 61 days in prison for having associated with a known gang member, another violation of his parole conditions.
Knight was originally charged with assault and weapons violations and placed on probation in 1992.
He was then sentenced to five years in jail in 1996 after being videotaped beating a gang member in the lobby of a Las Vegas hotel with several associates, including rapper Tupac Shakur.
Shakur was later shot dead in the Nevada city.