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Suge Knight’s lawyers charged over misconduct in relation to murder case

By | Published on Tuesday 6 March 2018

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Confirming once and for all – in case there was any doubt whatsoever – that any legal wrangling involving Suge Knight will always deliver plenty of dramatic twists and turns, two of the one-time hip hop mogul’s attorneys have been charged for allegedly conspiring to bribe potential witnesses.

LA County prosecutors confirmed yesterday that one former attorney and one current attorney working on Knight’s long-running murder case have been charged on four counts. Matthew Fletcher is accused of paying off witnesses who could provide favourable testimony for his client, while Thaddeus Culpepper is accused of agreeing with one confidential informant that he would provide false testimony.

Knight is facing murder charges in relation to the death in 2015 of a man called Terry Carter, following an incident that occurred near the set of the NWA biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’, which was then in production.

Fletcher and Culpepper were both arrested over allegations of misconduct in January, but were initially released without charge. Following his arrest, and confirming that he would nevertheless continue to work on Knight’s case, Culpepper told reporters “what they were charging me with is impossible”. Meanwhile Knight dubbed the allegations against his lawyer “fake news”.

The two attorneys will now return to court on 16 Mar for the charges against them to be officially declared. Neither has as yet commented on the latest development.