Rapper Brisco Gets Prison Term For Fake Cash, Fraud
Before rap artist Brisco was sentenced to more than four years in federal prison on Wednesday for selling fake money, stealing identities and committing fraud, a judge got to hear about the many sides of his personality.
Brisco, whose real name is British Mitchell, has been locked up since he was arrested in December in Broward County after spending several months on the lam. Investigators said he previously escaped after leading them on two chases in one day in August.
He’s a talented musician, a dedicated father to two sons and a committed volunteer with a track record of helping young people in his community, supporters said. But he’s also a self-confessed criminal with a history of drug abuse who chose to get involved in two serious frauds, the defense acknowledged.
In court, prosecutors played a recorded phone call of Mitchell pretending to be one of the identity fraud victims – who just happens to be a judge – during a phone call from the fraud-detection department of one of the affected banks.