Rap artist British Mitchell, better known by his stage name Brisco, was arrested on December 7 for his alleged involvement in a South Florida fraud ring that sold counterfeit money and committed identity theft. Mitchell, 34, has performed and recorded singles with prominent rappers like Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, and Lil Wayne. He is signed to the latter’s record label, Cash Money Records.
Investigators say Mitchell is purportedly linked to at least $200,000 worth of illegal activity. He faces eight federal charges that include identity theft, selling counterfeit money, and fraud. He was ordered held without bond by U.S. Magistrate Judge Lurana Snow because he has allegedly attempted to flee from authorities on more than one occasion in the past.