Christopher Dorsey, 30, of St. Rose, who raps under the moniker B.G. or Baby Gangsta, was charged in a three-count indictment with being a felon in possession of a firearm and conspiracy to obstruct justice, according to U.S. Attorney Jim Letten’s office.
Dorsey, an admitted former drug dealer who has long battled addiction and the law, faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
Dorsey was arrested with two other men in November 2009 for allegedly possessing three weapons, along with loaded magazines and two extended clips, while driving in eastern New Orleans. New Orleans police said two of the three guns had been reported stolen and the car itself had been stolen from an Alamo rental car parking lot.
The case was later moved from state court to the federal system and resulted in federal indictments last year of Dorsey’s associates: Demounde Pollard, 19, and Jerod Fedison, 29. Both recently pleaded guilty, paving the way for the charges against Dorsey.