As Death Row Records rivals Puff Daddy and Notorious B.I.G. once put it, “it’s like the more money we come across, the more problems we see.” That line would seem to currently apply to former Marion “Suge” Knight attorney Thaddeus Culpepper, arrested this week on federal bank fraud charges.
The Los Angeles Times reports that a criminal complaint alleges Culpepper deposited a U.S. Treasury check worth $1,003,814 in August 2017 at a Wells Fargo branch in Pasadena. The statement goes on to claim the 44-year-old attorney told a bank rep that the two names on the check were clients of his and they had endorsed the check to him. Investigators say the payees listed on the check do not know Culpepper and never received their tax refunds.
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