SUGE KNIGHT OUT OF JAIL

Four of the five accusations against the founder of Death Row Records are dropped...

Rap legend MARION ‘SUGE’ KNIGHT has been released from prison.

The 37-year-old founder of Death Row Records was taken into custody late last year (December 23) after a meeting with his parole officer.

Police sources alleged he had associated with LA gang members, in breach of his parole terms. But in an interview Knight granted with the LA Times, he claimed any alleged parole violations to be untrue, strongly denying any involvement in the gang scene.

According to the Reuters news service, Knight has been granted release after the state Board of Prison Terms gave him credit for 61 days in custody.

At a hearing at the Los Angeles Men’s Central Jail, four of the five accusations against him were dropped. For the fifth, Knight will put in 200 hours of community service.

Defence attorney David Chesnoff said: “(Knight) and I were both very pleased with the result. We appreciate the fairness of the proceedings. I’m just sorry he had to be in custody for two months but happy he’s going back to work.”