Rapper Turk Launches $5M GoFundMe Campaign To Pay Off His Debt
Turk, a former member of Cash Money’s Hot Boys, has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to pay off his $5 million debt.
In a post on his Instagram page, the rapper wrote:
Today I come to you for help because I am in a 5 million dollar debt and it’s getting hard trying to pay it off on top of everything else. There is no secret stash. This isn’t a conspiracy theory. This is what happens when a man faces his actions, does his time and returns home to live free. The debt to society has been paid. The restitution has been paid. Now you want to go for broke and take from a man what he doesn’t have.
Turk was originally sent to jail in 2004 on Federal charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, a fugitive from justice in possession of a firearm, and an unlawful user addicted to a controlled substance in possession of a firearm stemming from a shooting incident that took place in Memphis, Tennessee. He later offered an Alford plea on charges of second-degree attempted murder stemming from the same altercation and was given 14-years in jail. Turk was eventually released from prison in 2012.
According to Turk, born Tab Virgil, Jr., the Shelby County Police Department sued him for $60 million, they were awarded $10 million, and agreed to a $5 million settlement.
He’s hoping to collect enough donations to cover the tab.
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