AceShowbiz - An associate of Marion 'Suge' Knight (Suge Knight) has been ordered to pay restitution and serve probation for conspiring to sell video footage of the incarcerated rap mogul's deadly hit-and-run.
Knight was charged with murder, attempted murder, and hit-and-run for running down Terry Carter and Cle 'Bone' Sloan (Cle Sloan) during an altercation in a Los Angeles parking lot in 2015. Carter was killed, but Sloan survived his injuries.
In July, 2017, Knight's girlfriend, Toilin Kelly, and his business partner, Mark Blankenship, were each hit with one felony count of conspiracy to violate a court order, conspiracy to obstruct justice, and conspiracy to commit grand theft charges after they reportedly sold a copy of the incident's video to TMZ editors for $55,000 (£43,300).
The tape had been sealed as evidence for the Death Row Records co-founder's trial.
Kelly struck a plea deal with prosecutors to avoid jail in October, 2017, pleading no contest to conspiracy to violate a court order.
She was handed five years of probation, forced to pay $55,000 in restitution to bosses of Tam's Burgers, where the hit-and-run took place, and sentenced to 100 hours of community service.
On Wednesday, June 12, Blankenship, who was accused of arranging the sale, also received five years of formal probation and was also ordered to pay $55,000 in restitution after entering a no contest plea to one felony count of conspiracy to obstruct justice, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The news of Blankenship's sentence comes eight months after Knight officially accepted a 28-year prison sentence for voluntary manslaughter to avoid a lengthy murder trial.