The Federal case against Kenneth Petty was rooted after Nicki Minaj married him as he failed to register in California as a sex offender in connection to his 1995 attempted rape conviction.
When he made California his permanent residence in 2019. Nicki’s husband reportedly failed to register as a sex offender in California, so a case was built against him and he reportedly pleaded not guilt to the charge.
According to TMZ, federal prosecutors have offered Petty a plea deal: “plead guilty to one count of failing to register, and in return, the feds say they will seek a sentence at the low end of the guidelines.” It is unclear how long that sentence may be, but it was reported that the bare minimum is being considered with five years of supervised release.
Agreeing to the deal may have been in Petty’s best interest, considering the maximum he was facing behind bars was 10 years if convicted with supervised release for the rest of his life. It will now be up to a judge to determine Petty’s punishment.