RAP SINGER PLEADS GUILTY TO CARRYING DANGEROUS WEAPON INTO JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT

OCDASeal

Orange County District Attorney
Press Release


Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701

For Immediate Release
Case # 06CF3468

September 20, 2007

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Susan Kang Schroeder
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RAP SINGER PLEADS GUILTY TO CARRYING
DANGEROUS WEAPON INTO JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT


 

SANTA ANA – A rap singer was convicted today of knowingly carrying a dangerous weapon into John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana. Cordozar Calvin Broadus, 35, Sherman Oaks, also known as Snoop Dogg, pleaded guilty to one felony count of possession of a deadly weapon.  He was sentenced to complete 160 hours of community service, submit to three years probation, and $10,000 to the charity organization Right Trak. The conditions of the community service include a restriction from completing the hours with any organization involving children, gangs, or football.

 

On September 27, 2006, Broadus entered John Wayne Airport with two bodyguards to catch a flight to San Francisco.  After placing his carry-on luggage on the security conveyer belt to be scanned, security officers saw a long object in Broadus’ computer bag and requested to search inside.  In the laptop case, Broadus was carrying a 20-inch collapsible baton, which shrinks to eight-inches. The law classifies these types of weapons as dangerous and illegal. 

 

Deputy District Attorney Andre Manssourian of the Special Prosecutions Unit prosecuted this case. 

 

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