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Fab Flash: Jacob Arabov "Jacob the Jeweler" Lands Prison Time

Fab Flash: Jacob the Jeweler Lands Prison Time

The only ice Jacob the Jeweler will be admiring is the one in his tin cup while serving time in jail (wait — do they even serve ice there?). Notorious "King of Bling" Jacob Arabov, has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to all charges of laundering over $270 million in drugs for the Black Mafia Family.

Arabov was well-known in the hip-hop community for his oversized watches and high-carat offerings. His over-the-top jewels first caught the attention of late rapper Notorious B.I.G. and has since grown his client list to include Paris Hilton, Jay-Z, Beyoncé Knowles, Madonna, and Victoria Beckham.

The situation could of been a lot worse for Arabov who was looking at 20 years if convicted at trial. "Jacob Arabov and his counsel are pleased that Judge Cohn recognized the amazing story of Jacob, who at age 14 emigrated from the former Soviet Union, came to the US with nothing, and yet managed to become one of the most respected, beloved, and successful jewelers in the world," said Arabov's criminal defense lawyer, Benjamin Brafman.

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aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Holy...
jamesthejeweler jamesthejeweler 8 years
yeah me www.timthejeweler.com
RoyalBlueMoss RoyalBlueMoss 8 years
Paris looks retared in that photo.
jamesthejeweler jamesthejeweler 8 years
yeah me www.timthejeweler.com
jamesthejeweler jamesthejeweler 8 years
like me ! www.timthejeweler.com
reesiecup reesiecup 8 years
*delete "was" :)
reesiecup reesiecup 8 years
*delete "was" :)
reesiecup reesiecup 8 years
isn't money laundering was illegal all over the world?
emalove emalove 8 years
Oh lord...
robinesque robinesque 8 years
But, on a lighter note, what a lovely shade of blue on Paris to match her eyes!
mommie mommie 8 years
I have no sympathy. If he was soooo successful why did he have to sink to laundering money. Throw the book at him.
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
tsk tsk...
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
tsk tsk...
bransugar79 bransugar79 8 years
I just read an article On the XXL blog that says he was initially charged with money laundering but they couldn't prove anything and apparently he was charged with knowingly misleading law enforcement. I don't like the jewelry or the fact that so many people feel the need to waste so much money some of which has truly dubious origins on this stuff, but we should at least have him being chrged with the right thing.
mlen mlen 8 years
um when did he launder this money? if he was 14 when he did it then fine pull out the poor ussr emigrate card. but if it was like last year- i mean puhlease
mareepossa mareepossa 8 years
"Jacob Arabov and his counsel are pleased that Judge Cohn recognized the amazing story of Jacob, who at age 14 emigrated from the former Soviet Union, came to the US with nothing, and yet managed to become one of the most respected, beloved, and successful jewelers in the world,"....Am sorry but that is just a s**t load of crap! I totally agree with Ekaterina Ballerina, the guy is a criminal.
mareepossa mareepossa 8 years
"Jacob Arabov and his counsel are pleased that Judge Cohn recognized the amazing story of Jacob, who at age 14 emigrated from the former Soviet Union, came to the US with nothing, and yet managed to become one of the most respected, beloved, and successful jewelers in the world,".... Am sorry but that is just a s**t load of crap! I totally agree with Ekaterina Ballerina, the guy is a criminal.
EkaterinaBallerina EkaterinaBallerina 8 years
Oh cry me a river. The guy is a criminal and his jewelry is over the top and tacky. "the most respected, beloved, and successful jewelers in the world," Ugh!
socialitebabe socialitebabe 8 years
Doesn't surprise me...
socialitebabe socialitebabe 8 years
Doesn't surprise me...
ambie_white ambie_white 8 years
whoa thats crazy, well i guess all the celebrities have to find another jeweler hahaha....ha
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