Pretty Ricky’s Baby Blue Sentenced to 20 Months for Fraud


Baby Blue is also suing Bowling Alley where he was shot earlier this year, claiming they failed to provide adequate security.

Baby Blue, one of the founding members of 2000s R&B group Pretty Ricky, was sentenced last week to 20 months in prison for conspiring to commit wire fraud. He was also ordered to pay more than $ 2 million in confiscation and restitution.


According to “Baller AlertBaby Blue found himself in conflict with the law after fraudulently obtaining loans from the COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program. The South Florida rapper admitted to using forged documents and false information to get a PPP loan for $ 426,717. He then got another one for $ 708,065 using forged documents and false information to do so. He claimed the loans were for his companies, Throwbackjersey.com LLC and Blue Star Records LLC.

However, according to the Justice Department, Diamond “Baby Blue” Smith admitted to using the loans to live the high life. He spent the money at places like the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in South Florida and did some extravagant shopping. These include the Ferrari which was seized after his arrest.

Additionally, two of Baby Blue’s associates pleaded guilty last week to staging a nationwide PPP scam. The “Grind with Me” hitmaker paid James R. State and Phillip J. Augustin over $ 250,000 for helping him with loan applications.

The Baby Blue “Baller Alert” report stated that “the judge was fair” in convicting him.

Baby Blue sues for unspecified damages

Meanwhile, Blue chases the bowling alley where he was shot on April 18. He claims the company, which invited him to appear, failed to provide adequate security that could have prevented him from being shot.

South Florida Sunshine SentinelReports that legal documents reveal few details about the shooting. Baby Blue claims to have suffered “permanent and personal injuries, including extensive scarring and loss of his ability to walk.”

Days after the incident, the rapper took to social media to thank his supporters and share details of his injuries.

Baby Blue wrote: “Thank you [to] everyone for your thoughts and prayers. I am still in intensive care but on the road to recovery. The bullet went through (sic) my living rooms (sic) is stuck in my back. I have to relearn to breathe and to walk. I have a great medical team here at the hospital. God had me (prayer hands) Love, blue.

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. I am still in intensive care but on the road to recovery. The bullet that went through my living rooms is stuck in my back. I have to relearn to breathe and to walk. I have a great medical team here at the hospital. God got me, love, blue

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