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Pretty Ricky’s Baby Blue Released From Prison and Changed His Name



Baby Blue/ Bigg Money Blue
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Pretty Ricky member, Baby Blue, has been released from prison. He was incarcerated for a PPP scam in Dec 2021. He also promises to post more on his Instagram again. Baby Blue also decided to change his name.

On Feb 7, 2022, Baby Blue turned himself in and was sentenced to 20 months in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, as well as paying $1,111,345 in restitution and $1,134,782 in forfeiture. In 2020, he filed fake loan applications to obtain funds specifically allotted to small businesses as part of the U.S. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. He had obtained over $24 million through the scam. He used the money to purchase luxury items, including a Ferrari. The car was seized when he was arrested.

When he turned himself in, Baby Blue was acting apologetic for the scam. Only time will tell if he is going to do something like this again.

Baby Blue’s Post-release changes

He was released after only 1 year through Trump’s First Step Act, which shortens federal sentences and focuses on rehabilitation. Baby Blue was released after a year for good behavior. The act had been put into place in 2018, and was the first criminal justice reform bill passed in nearly a decade.

When Baby Blue was released, the rest of the Pretty Ricky cast was there to pick him up. They confirmed that he was going to post on his Instagram again, now that he is out on the streets.

Shortly after being released, Baby Blue announced exclusively to The Shade Room that he is going to be changing his name to “Bigg Money Blue”. He had also announced that new music is on the way, as well as a book. There is no word on their release dates, or what the book is going to be about.

Written by Justin Acosta

Justin Acosta lives in Barstow, California. He recently graduated from University of California Davis and is excited to have a job and prove himself. He has a speech impediment, but he is not going to let that slow him down.

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