As long as there's been music, there have been musicians who get into trouble with the law.
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Tommy DeVito (The 4 Seasons): "Robbery"
He robbed a jewelry store and was sentenced to six months in jail.
The drummer of Motley Crue was charged for assault in 1999 and was sentenced to 2 years probation.
Arrested on December 15, 2006 originally for a traffic violation in Whitehall, NY. Arrested for possession of heroin and prescription oxycodone, alprozolam and hypocodone. Plead guilty to felony drug charge in agreement to avoid jail. Spent 12 to 15 in drug court program, subjected to random drug tests and performed community serive
In December 1993, Shakur and others were charged with sexually abusing a woman in a hotel room. According to the complaint, Shakur sodomized the woman and then encouraged his friends to sexually abuse her. Shakur vehemently denied the charges. He had prior relations days earlier with the woman who was pressing the charges against him. She performed oral sex on him on a club dance floor and the two later had consensual sex in his hotel room. The allegations were made after she revisited his hotel room for the second time where she engaged in sexual activity with his friends and alleged that Shakur and his entourage had mass raped her, saying to him while leaving, "Why you let them do this to me?" Shakur stated he had fallen asleep shortly after she arrived and later awoke to her accusations and legal threats. He later said he felt guilty for leaving her alone and did not want anyone else to go to jail, but at the same time he did not want to go to jail for a crime he didn't commit. Shakur was convicted of sexual abuse. In sentencing Shakur to one-and-a-half years in a correctional facility, the judge described the crime as "an act of brutal violence against a helpless woman".
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