Sean Combs indicted

Jan 13, 2000 by Ian Evans

Sean “Puffy” Combs, the Grammy-nominated rapper, has been indicted on weapons charges connected to the night when he attended a club with Jennifer Lopez and a shooting took place. Though not charged with the shooting, which has been pinned on rapper Jamal Barrow, Combs apparently had two 9mm handguns in his possession when police stopped him after he and Lopez left the scene. He’s been charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second and third degree. He has hired two top defense lawyers, Johnnie Cochran and Benjamin Brafman. Cochran’s famous for defending O.J. Simpson, while Brafman defended Mob killer Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano.