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Chad Focus: Who is the Baltimore rapper named in a federal wire fraud indictment?


Baltimore rapper “Chad Focus” was federally indicted this week for allegedly using an unnamed company’s credit card to rack up more than $4 million in unauthorized purchases — some of which went to products and services designed to create his music and then exaggerate its popularity.

Here are four things to know about him:



Who is Chad Focus?
Chad Arrington, 31, of Randallstown, is a Baltimore rapper who often goes by his stage name “Chad Focus.”
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Before he launched his music career, Arrington graduated from McDaniel College in Carroll County with a bachelor’s degree in communication, according to an online biography. A college spokeswoman confirmed a person named Chad Arrington, of Randallstown, earned that degree in 2009.


After college graduation, Arrington’s LinkedIn profile states he worked as an IT executive and later as a marketing executive, before starting a job in 2011 performing search engine optimization for a company called Money Map Press. A representative of the company could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday.
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According to the indictment, Arrington worked as a Search Engine Optimization specialist for several years at an unnamed company that gave him an American Express card.


What is he accused of doing?
The FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office say Arrington allegedly used that credit card for fraudulent purchases, including to promote the “Chad Focus” brand and to make purchases for himself and several other people. Arrington allegedly forged his supervisor’s signature and approval of the credit card billing statements.

Previously: Baltimore rapper 'Chad Focus' accused of spending $4.1 million on company credit card to boost music career »
Charging documents state the music artist didn’t work alone. He allegedly had four co-conspirators, none of whom are named in court records. One of the co-conspirators allegedly took an active role in falsifying credit card statements and documents for Arrington.

The rapper made more than $1.5 million worth of fraudulent purchases at businesses owned by the unnamed accomplices, who then kicked back hundreds of thousands of dollars to the singer, the documents state.

What did he spend the money on?
Arrington allegedly used the American Express credit card to purchase sound equipment, studio kits, instruments and music technology that helped him produce a number of hip-hop songs.

Court records also state Arrington paid to artificially increase his song play counts on streaming services such as Spotify and purchased likes, followers, tags and views across various social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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Over a period of about two years, Arrington allegedly spent more than $300,000 on services from Fiverr, a company that offered to boost the popularity of artists through methods such as radio promotions.

He then bought hundreds of concert and event tickets with the credit card, including $125,000 in tickets for an event where he performed, according to court records.

In 2018, Arrington allegedly paid multiple billboard companies throughout the U.S. to display images of him, his website and phrases including “Get to the Money,” “I will teach you how to be rich” and “Fame vs. Power.”



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The singer allegedly purchased more than $65,000 worth of custom jewelry, including a bear pendant valued at $11,500. There were also national travel expenses, hotels, airfare, restaurant bills, luxury vehicle rentals, nightlife expenses and clothing.



Federal investigators state there were other business endeavors attached to the fraudulent credit card purchases. In 2018, the credit card was used to purchase items including more than $80,000 in electric bikes, hover boards and scooters.

Arrington allegedly charged $25,000 from a company to install bike sharing stations in Maryland.

What is he charged with?
Arrington is charged with wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identify theft.

If convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum of two years in prison for each of the four aggravated identity theft counts.

n*gga paid 50 for this interview image


Even filmed a fake a*s mtv cribs image






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 1 month ago '16        #2
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He then bought hundreds of concert and event tickets with the credit card, including $125,000 in tickets for an event where he performed, according to court records.

In 2018, Arrington allegedly paid multiple billboard companies throughout the U.S. to display images of him, his website and phrases including “Get to the Money,” “I will teach you how to be rich” and “Fame vs. Power.”


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 1 month ago '19        #3
Amarula  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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didn't some guy do this at a HBCU as well...stole all of the financial aid or w.e








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 1 month ago '16        #4
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 1 month ago '04        #5
SubConscious  54 heat pts54
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BigBallerLavar  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x20 OP
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This is a movie waiting to happen right here
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 1 month ago '16        #7
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n*gga paid 50 for this interview



n*gga pretending to be some known Baltimore self made multi Million entrepreneur rapper


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 1 month ago '17        #9
PROV  281 heat pts281
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I forgot about this story .... I wouldn't be shocked if this guy was on boxden lol

This whole series of events still just as crazy as when it first broke
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 PROV said
I forgot about this story .... I wouldn't be shocked if this guy was on boxden lol

This whole series of events still just as crazy as when it first broke
From the fake a*s MTV cribs to the fake inspirational Interview to the dated a*s 2009 in 2018 music is sending me

How can one man be so Delusional

Like a big satire the king of comedy the BLK version rubert Pupkin
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 1 month ago '16        #11
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 BigBallerLavar said
He then bought hundreds of concert and event tickets with the credit card, including $125,000 in tickets for an event where he performed, according to court records.

In 2018, Arrington allegedly paid multiple billboard companies throughout the U.S. to display images of him, his website and phrases including “Get to the Money,” “I will teach you how to be rich” and “Fame vs. Power.”



How you have 180K followers but getting 66 likes
Don’t matter how many followers you got if your engagement isn’t good. There’s kids with 10K followers but getting 500-1,000 likes

This guy got 180K fans and only had 66, meaning his engagement sucks and he didn’t take the proper channels to build a fan base not buy a fake one that doesn’t even know how they ended up following you
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 1 month ago '16        #12
wesleypipes  43 heat pts43
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why the fu*k would you be stealing money and put your face everywhere
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 1 month ago '12        #13
TheThreadLord  1785 heat pts1785
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I’m not pressing play to none of that sh*t. Hopefully he do well in his music career
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 1 month ago '11        #14
BtMkRs  13 heat pts13
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Can’t buy talent
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 1 month ago '14        #15
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Did seo for a living, n all he could think of was buying fake followers n big a*s billboards smfh. Didnt get breakfast club 2 play his music, or any big syndicated radio. He was already doing payola, with store owner 4 the music equipment. He had more money than most record deals. Didnt get 1 big feature either smh. Horrible execution, on a half azz decent go big or go home plan.

Oh well, shouldve saved some of that marketing money 4 this moment. Probably couldve reach the Billboard n got the fame he wanted.
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 1 month ago '07        #16
C4daTimeBomb  3 heat pts3
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In other breaking news, rapper Tekashi69 was arrested today by the FBI

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 1 month ago '11        #17
GrindPOWER$  503 heat pts503
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should have used that money for something else my g i would have brought some property or tuck some off in a bank account in somebody else name lol

nah he took too much and it don't take 4 million to launch no rapper career you was living lavish
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 1 month ago '18        #18
KdenIII  26 heat pts26
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that company's whole accounting team should be fired for taking 10 months to catch that sh*t.
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 1 month ago '13        #19
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terrible he probably could of spent/invested the money in several other places...
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North!!!  459 heat pts459
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the engagement was nasty

185k followers but 58 likes

something not adding up
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 1 month ago '19        #21
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Damn was it worth it
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 southside playa said
Did seo for a living, n all he could think of was buying fake followers n big a*s billboards smfh. Didnt get breakfast club 2 play his music, or any big syndicated radio. He was already doing payola, with store owner 4 the music equipment. He had more money than most record deals. Didnt get 1 big feature either smh. Horrible execution, on a half azz decent go big or go home plan.

Oh well, shouldve saved some of that marketing money 4 this moment. Probably couldve reach the Billboard n got the fame he wanted.
irony is strong

dude prob would of been better suited playing with IG, FB and google ads
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BigBallerLavar  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x20 OP
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 southside playa said
Did seo for a living, n all he could think of was buying fake followers n big a*s billboards smfh. Didnt get breakfast club 2 play his music, or any big syndicated radio. He was already doing payola, with store owner 4 the music equipment. He had more money than most record deals. Didnt get 1 big feature either smh. Horrible execution, on a half azz decent go big or go home plan.

Oh well, shouldve saved some of that marketing money 4 this moment. Probably couldve reach the Billboard n got the fame he wanted.
Music trash af too
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 North!!! said
terrible he probably could of spent/invested the money in several other places...
Some n*gga and bi*ches cant give up that rapper dream especially in 2019
Everybody like fu*k it let me rap one time
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 1 month ago '15        #25
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This like the opposite of an industry plant, what would u call this?
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