After a recent trip to a casino, Beanie Sigel gambled with more than his money. The Philly rapper put his probation in jeopardy and will lose six months of freedom as a result of the visit.
The Broad Street Bully (born Dwight Grant) was hit with a parole violation for traveling to Atlantic City to visit the Tropicana Casino, which is outside the parameters allowed by his parole.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, authorities got wind of the out-of-bounds vacay through a Philadelphia Daily News article detailing Beans' trip to the casino last month.
In court this morning, Beans admitted to visiting the Atlantic City casino and therefore violating his probation.
A federal judge ordered Sigel to serve six months in a halfway house for the violation. U.S. District Court Judge R. Barclay Surrick also ordered the rapper to spend the rest of the day in the custody of U.S. marshals. He's expected to be released at about 5 p.m. today and report to a halfway house tomorrow, where he will be entitled to leave each day to go to work, officials said.
"I'm human, but I'm working on my mistakes," Beans told Surrick, according to the Associated Press.
"If they're looking at you as a role model, you've got to do the right thing," Surrick said.
Sigel was also found to have violated his probation by keeping company with a known felon.
Beans plead guilty to gun possession by a felon in late 2004, and Surrick then sentenced him to a year and a day in prison, followed by two years of probation. Right before the probation period would have expired in February, Surrick extended it due to a "technical violation" because the rapper had been pulled twice by cops while with Butler. Beans also didn't report, as stipulated by his probation.
Though no stranger to legal troubles, Beans recently joined Bill Cosby in leading an anti-violence march in Philly.
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