Prosecutors: ‘Suge’ Knight, Lawyer Discussed Witness Bribery

by: Andrew Dalton Associated Press
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight and his lawyer discussed bribing witnesses in his upcoming murder case.

FILE – In this March 9, 2015, file photo, defense attorney Mathew Fletcher, left, talks with his client, Marion “Suge” Knight upon his arrival in court for a hearing about evidence in his murder case in Los Angeles. The former rap mogul and his lawyer discussed paying witnesses thousands of dollars to lie in his upcoming murder case, prosecutors said, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. Knight, whose Death Row Records made household names of Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur, is charged with running his truck into two men in 2015 outside a Compton burger stand after an argument on the set of the movie “Straight Outta Compton.” (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, Pool, File)

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office made the allegation in a filing disclosed Thursday.

The filing says the discussions came in a series of recorded jail calls between Knight, his attorney Matthew Fletcher and two others.

Knight is charged with running his truck into two men, killing one, outside a Compton burger stand in 2015.

Prosecutors say the people on the phone call discussed paying large sums to witnesses to say the victims or others at the burger stand were armed.

Fletcher did not immediately return a phone message left by The Associated Press, but denied bribing anyone to The New York Daily News.

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