Hip-Hop Producer and former Love & Hip-Hop reality star was sentenced to 33-months in prison for owning and running a prostitution business.
According to court documents, Jamal “Mally Mall” Rashid has operated several escort businesses that served as a front for prostitution for 12 years.
Mally Mall stood in front of the judge on Thursday and asked the judge to accept that he has not engaged in any criminal activity since 2014. “I respectfully ask you to accept the fact that since 2014, I have not engaged in any criminal activity,” he told the judge. “I truly apologize to the court, the government, and, most importantly, the women involved.”
The FBI began investigating Mally Mall in 2014 and found out that the producer “persuaded, induced, enticed and caused” hundreds of women into his prostitution business across state lines, according to CBS 8.
Court documents show that Rashid paid the women as “independent contractors” who paid his business half of their earnings or “priority girls” who turned over nearly all of the proceeds.
Documents also state that the “priority girls” would earn $1,000 to $10,000 a day but only keep $100. In exchange, the women stayed in one of his properties and provided the use of a high-end vehicle. They were also required to text him when they went anywhere and were not allowed to date.
In 2019, the rapper pleaded guilty to the use of an interstate facility in aid of unlawful activity, with the sentence of one to 33 months in prison. Mally Mall has until 2 p.m. on Aug. 13 to surrender. Following his prison sentence, Mall will have three years of supervised release.
“I hope this really takes. I hope you get this message. You’ve just been really lucky,” U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro told Mall. “You will spend the rest of your life in prison if you do this again.”
“You won’t see me again,” he responded. “Thank you so much, your honor.”