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Fugees Rapper Pras Seeks New Trial, Alleging AI Use in Legal Defense

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Pras Michel, known for his role in the Fugees, is making a bid for a new trial after asserting that his defense attorney utilized AI technology in his closing arguments regarding a $100 million foreign extortion plot. This development adds a unique twist to the Grammy-winning rapper’s complex legal situation.

In April, Pras was found guilty of conspiracy charges related to laundering money for the fugitive Malaysian billionaire Jho Low. The case involves an intricate web of individuals, including prominent figures such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump.

The rapper, who profited $88 million through his involvement, faced convictions on ten counts, which encompassed conspiracy and acting as an unregistered foreign government agent. As a result, he is potentially looking at a 20-year prison sentence.

In an unexpected turn of events, Pras, the unlikely agent for flamboyant Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho, has now filed a motion for a new trial. In the motion, he severely criticizes his attorney, David Kenner, for his perceived lack of preparation and integrity.

Furthermore, the filing alleges that Kenner employed an ‘experimental’ AI system called EyeLevel to assist in drafting his closing argument for the trial. Pras’s new defense team asserts that Kenner had a financial interest in the AI program, which was publicly endorsed by the attorney. In a statement about EyeLevel, Kenner commented, “This is an absolute game changer for complex litigation. The system turned hours or days of legal work into seconds. This is a look into the future of how cases will be conducted.”

As of now, David Kenner has not provided an immediate response to requests for comment.

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Dana Sterling-Editor

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