South Florida rapper Brisco was arrested last week on eight federal charges linked to identity theft, fraud and selling counterfeit currency, according to the Sun-Sentinel. The rapper, whose government name is British Mitchell, had been on the lam since August and was nabbed in the wee hours of Wednesday morning at The Playhouse Gentlemen’s Club in Hallandale Beach.
He is accused of selling counterfeit money to an undercover agent, taking part in a fraud ring and linked to at least $200,000 worth of illegal activity, investigators said.
Mitchell evaded arrest back in August, when he led U.S. Secret Service agents and local law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase, reaching speeds of 90 to 100 mph through Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
Agents say they eventually caught up with Mitchell after recording artist posted on social media that Brisco would be making a guest appearance at the club.
His detention hearing was held Friday afternoon in federal court in Fort Lauderdale. However, U.S. Magistrate Judge Lurana Snow ordered for Mitchell to remain jailed with no bond, ruling there was a significant flight risk if he were released.
If convicted, he faces at least two years and nine months in federal prison.