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Grammy-Winning Hip-Hop Star Pras Michel Convicted of 10 Counts in Foreign Influence Campaign Scheme

Grammy-winning hip-hop star Pras Michel was convicted Wednesday of 10 counts related to a "clandestine foreign influence campaign scheme" funded by Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho. The scheme involved payments to Barack Obama's 2012 presidential reelection campaign and efforts to influence the Trump administration to drop an extradition case on behalf of China. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jeff Sessions testified in the trial, and Michel faces up to 20 years in prison. The case has highlighted the potential for foreign influence in American politics.