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Pretty Ricky’s Baby Blue Reportedly Arrested For $24 Million COVID Loan Scam

NEW YORK - AUGUST 13: (U.S. TABS OUT) (L-R) Baby Blue, Pleasure, Slick 'Em, and Spectacular of Pretty Ricky appear onstage during MTV's Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios on August 13, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK – AUGUST 13: (U.S. TABS OUT) (L-R) Baby Blue, Pleasure, Slick ‘Em, and Spectacular of Pretty Ricky appear onstage during MTV’s Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios on August 13, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Baby Blue from the popular group Pretty Ricky, as been arrested for his involvement in a $24 million COVID-19 loan scam.

According to reports, a press release from the Department of Justice reveals that Baby Blue, whose real name is Diamond Blue Smith, and his co-conspirator Tonye C. Johnson were both arrested, now facing charges of wire fraud, bank fraud, and conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud.
Baby Blue used the relief money in order to buy luxury goods, such as a $96,000 Ferrari.

The government claims that Smith acquired the money for the Ferrari by “falsifying documents for a Paycheck Protection Program loan, and ultimately received just under $427,000. He also allegedly did the same thing for another loan that was worth almost $1 million.”

It turns out Baby Blue participated in a bigger scam, which aside from him and Johnson- another 11 defendants are involved in the case.

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TSR STAFF: Brianne D! @beedev_ ____________________________________ #Roommates, #PrettyRicky's #BabyBlue has apparently been keeping himself busy during the pandemic, but it looks like some of his pastimes have landed him in trouble with the law! According to a press release made by the Department of Justice, Baby Blue has just racked up some federal charges for his alleged involvement in a COVID relief fund scam! ____________________________________ Baby Blue has been charged with wire fraud, bank fraud, and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud due to his alleged involvement in a scam to file more then $24 million in fraudulent COVID relief applications. Baby Blue, along with another man, allegedly "conspired with others to obtain millions of dollars in fraudulent PPP loans." ____________________________________ It is being alleged that Baby Blue obtained a PPP loan for over $400,000 for his company, Throwbackjersey.com LLC through the use of falsified documents. After getting that bag, he allegedly filed for a loan of over $700,000 for his other—click the link in our bio to read more!

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