Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke plead guilty today (Thursday, March 15th) to federal drug charges, admitting he planned to sell more than 100 kilograms of marijuana in a distribution ring.
Burke appeared in court yesterday (March 15) in Manhattan Federal Court, where he pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute, more than 100 kg of marijuana.
Federal authorities connected Burke to a massive marijuana trafficking ring that involved over 50 people.
As a result of the plea, Burke could likely face a mandatory sentence of five years and up to 40 years in prison when he is sentenced on May 18.
In addition to the prison sentence, Burke must forfeit his $660,000 residence in New Jersey, a 2010 BMW and the $15,000 in cash that was seized.
Kareem “Biggs” Burke will be sentenced by Judge Laura Taylor Swain on May 18, at 12:00 PM.