Jay-Z’s former business partner faces five to 40 years in prison
Kareem Burke is going away for a little while.
Burke, who co-founded Roc-A-Fella Records with Jay-Z and Damon Dash, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute more than 100 kilograms — that'd be 220 pounds — or marijuana.
Burke had been charged with conspiracy to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of weed, but charges were reduced because of the guilty plea.
Burke is facing a minimum of five years in prison, and a maximum of 40 years. He'll also forfeit significant assets, including $660,000 in cash, plus another $15,000 that was seized in October 2010, a North Bergen, N.J. property, and a 2010 BMW 750.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.
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