When the case of hip-hop baublehead Jacob the Jeweler goes to trial later this year–he’s been indicted on federal money-laundering charges in connection with a Detroit drug gang–expect the witness list to have plenty of plus-ones:
January 17, 2007 — JEWELER to the stars Jacob Arabov is calling on his celebrity clients to testify as defense witnesses at his upcoming federal money-laundering trial.
Rappers Sean “Diddy” Combs and Jay-Z, songstress Mariah Carey and Los Angeles-bound soccer great David Beckham top the list of witnesses drawn from Jacob & Co.’s clientele, a source close to the case told The Post’s Kati Cornell…
[Arabov's lawyer] is trying to have the case moved to New York, which is home to many of the boldface witnesses he plans to call during the trial. “Trying to coordinate flying them into Detroit is a logistical nightmare that is beyond comprehension,” the lawyer said.
Yes, those three-hour domestic flights can be such a bear to arrange. Maybe the solution would be to call on some friends of Jacob who are–how should one say it?–less burdened by such scheduling dilemmas. We’re pretty sure Ja Rule isn’t up to anything lately, and we just know that the Lox would love to be considered. For anything.
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