Rapper WILLIE D is facing 20 years behind bars after he was indicted on multiple charges of wire fraud for running a scam selling Apple iPhones.
The Geto Boys member, real name William James Dennis, was arrested at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas on 13 May (09), after returning from an overseas trip.
He is accused of conning money out of buyers interested in purchasing iPhones and other electronic gadgets via auction website eBay.com through a company named Texas One Wireless. The scheme is alleged to have started last September (08).
Dennis, 42, was indicted on 15 counts of wire fraud by a federal grand jury in a Texas court on Tuesday (09Jun09). He's free on bond pending trial.
If convicted, the rapper also faces a $250,000 (£166,665) fine and up to five years probation.