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Suge Knight Arrested Again

Hip-hop mogul pinched for parole violation

June 30, 2003 12:00 AM ET

Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested Friday night for an unspecified parole violation. The thirty-seven-year-old hip-hop mogul, who now runs Tha Row Records, is being held without bail.

The arrest is Knight's second for parole violations in the past year. On December 23, 2002, he was arrested on charges of associating with gang members. Knight was incarcerated until February 26th, at which point four of five charges were dropped, the last one rubbed out with a 200-hour community service sentence.

Knight's troubles date back to a 1992 conviction for assault and federal weapons violations. He was given probation, which he was convicted of violating in 1996 when he and some associates were videotaped beating a rival gang member in a Las Vegas hotel. That crime drew Knight a five-year prison sentence; he was paroled in August 2001.

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