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Rapper Nuke Bizzle, who boasted of fraud in lyrics, is federally charged

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Fontrell Antonio Baines, the 31-year-old rapper known as 'Nuke Bizzle', was arrested on September 23

Fontrell Antonio Baines, the 31-year-old rapper known as 'Nuke Bizzle', was arrested on September 23

Fontrell Antonio Baines, the 31-year-old rapper known as ‘Nuke Bizzle’, was arrested on September 23

A Los Angeles rapper has been arrested on federal charges of stealing jobless benefits, weeks after he released a song boasting of getting wealthy by the very same scheme.

Fontrell Antonio Baines, the 31-year-old rapper known as ‘Nuke Bizzle’, was arrested on September 23 in Las Vegas and charged with access device fraud, aggravated identity theft, and interstate transportation of stolen property.

Federal prosecutors said on Friday that Baines, a Memphis native residing in Hollywood Hills, fraudulently applied for more than $1.2 million in jobless benefits, including by using stolen identities.

According to a warrant affidavit, Baines boasted of his ability to defraud the California Employment Development Department (EDD) in a music video he released on September 10, titled EDD.

Federal prosecutors said on Friday that Baines, a Memphis native residing in Hollywood Hills, fraudulently applied for more than $1.2 million in jobless benefits, including by using stolen identities

Federal prosecutors said on Friday that Baines, a Memphis native residing in Hollywood Hills, fraudulently applied for more than $1.2 million in jobless benefits, including by using stolen identities

Federal prosecutors said on Friday that Baines, a Memphis native residing in Hollywood Hills, fraudulently applied for more than $1.2 million in jobless benefits, including by using stolen identities

In the music video, he brags about doing ‘my swagger for EDD’ and holds up a stack of envelopes from EDD, revealing his plans to ‘go to the bank with a stack of these’ – presumably a reference to the pre-paid debit cards that come in the mail. 

‘I just got rich off of EDD…I just woke up to 300 Gs,’ Baines continues in the song.

A second rapper in the video intones, ‘You gotta sell cocaine, I just file a claim….’

Baines is accused of exploiting the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance provision of the CARES Act, which is designed to expand access to unemployment benefits to the self-employed and gig workers.

Prosecutors say that Baines applied for EDD debit cards in the names of third-parties, including identity theft victims, which were mailed to addresses which Baines had access to in Beverly Hills and Koreatown. 

According to a warrant affidavit, Baines boasted of his ability to defraud the California Employment Development Department (EDD) in a music video he released on September 10, titled EDD

According to a warrant affidavit, Baines boasted of his ability to defraud the California Employment Development Department (EDD) in a music video he released on September 10, titled EDD

Baines is accused of exploiting the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance provision of the CARES Act, which is designed to expand access to unemployment benefits to the self-employed and gig workers

Baines is accused of exploiting the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance provision of the CARES Act, which is designed to expand access to unemployment benefits to the self-employed and gig workers

According to a warrant affidavit, Baines boasted of his ability to defraud the California Employment Development Department (EDD) in a music video he released on September 10, titled EDD 

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Evidence gathered during the investigation established that at least 92 debit cards that had been pre-loaded with more than $1.2 million in fraudulently obtained benefits were mailed to these addresses, according to the affidavit. 

Baines and his conspirators allegedly accessed more than $704,000 of these benefits through cash withdrawals, including in Las Vegas, as well as purchases of merchandise and services. 

When Baines was arrested, he possessed eight EDD debit cards, seven of which were in the names of other persons, the affidavit states. 

He was due to make an initial court appearance in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon, and it was unclear if he had an attorney to speak on his behalf. 

If convicted on all charges, Baines would face a maximum sentence of 22 years in federal prison. 

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Scott Morrison is not planning a snap election but doesn’t rule out calling for a vote next year

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Scott Morrison has indicated he won’t send voters to an early election in a post-budget rev up to his coalition troops.

While there has been speculation Australians could head to the polls in the second half of next year, the prime minister hinted he wouldn’t pull the trigger until 2022.

‘I’m a full termer. Elections are too hard to win,’ he told the joint coalition party room in Canberra on Tuesday.

‘I cherish every day. We’ll do it for the time we said we would.’

Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured) said there would not be a snap election in 2020, meaning the earliest an election can be held is August 7, 2021 and latest is May 21, 2022

Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured) said there would not be a snap election in 2020, meaning the earliest an election can be held is August 7, 2021 and latest is May 21, 2022

Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured) said there would not be a snap election in 2020, meaning the earliest an election can be held is August 7, 2021 and latest is May 21, 2022

Mr Morrison said he was asked about election timing in March, when the coronavirus pandemic was sweeping the globe.

‘It was the furthest thing from my mind then and it still is,’ he said.

The latest date for a simultaneous House of Representatives and half-Senate election is May 21, 2022, while the earliest is August 7 next year.

With the coalition maintaining a slight lead in most opinion polls, he urged MPs and senators to maintain discipline, unity and focus.

Labor leader Anthony Albanese (pictured) said the opposition was in 'third gear' as he addressed the caucus room

Labor leader Anthony Albanese (pictured) said the opposition was in 'third gear' as he addressed the caucus room

Labor leader Anthony Albanese (pictured) said the opposition was in ‘third gear’ as he addressed the caucus room

‘In political cycles there’s good times and bad times,’ Mr Morrison said.

‘When things are going well that’s when there’s a risk of complacency and disunity, of the work rate dropping off.’

Labor leader Anthony Albanese said the opposition was in ‘third gear’ as he addressed the caucus room.

‘Scott Morrison is addicted to announcements and retail politics but he’s allergic to the hard work of national leadership and actual delivery,’ he said.

He said leaked government talking points showed the coalition’s focus was on Labor even in budget week.

Mr Morrison and Mr Albanese during Question Time in Parliament on Tuesday. Mr Albanese accused Mr Morrison of being 'addicted to announcements and retail politics'

Mr Morrison and Mr Albanese during Question Time in Parliament on Tuesday. Mr Albanese accused Mr Morrison of being 'addicted to announcements and retail politics'

Mr Morrison and Mr Albanese during Question Time in Parliament on Tuesday. Mr Albanese accused Mr Morrison of being ‘addicted to announcements and retail politics’ 

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SAS Australia: Arabella Del Busso says faking pregnancy was a ‘white lie’ – leaving fans horrified

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SAS Australia viewers were left appalled on Tuesday night, after Arabella Del Busso spoke out about faking multiple pregnancies to her ex-boyfriend, Josh Reynolds.

The 30-year-old glamour model burst into tears during an interrogation about her romance with the NRL star, confessing she had claimed she was pregnant to try to ‘draw him back’ from ending their relationship.

But baffled fans were quick to question how the brunette was ‘even allowed on the show’, after she referred to her shocking dishonesty as nothing but a ‘little white lie’. 

Horrified: SAS Australia viewers were left appalled on Tuesday night, after Arabella Del Busso (pictured) spoke out about faking multiple pregnancies to a previous partner on the show

Horrified: SAS Australia viewers were left appalled on Tuesday night, after Arabella Del Busso (pictured) spoke out about faking multiple pregnancies to a previous partner on the show

Horrified: SAS Australia viewers were left appalled on Tuesday night, after Arabella Del Busso (pictured) spoke out about faking multiple pregnancies to a previous partner on the show 

‘I have told a lie, but the way that I see it, a little white lie here or there is not going to hurt anyone,’ she told the camera.

‘I’m sure we all do it! I’m not the only person in the whole of Australia who has told a white lie here or there.’

Repulsed viewers took to Twitter to share their disgust at her choice of words, with one writing: ‘There’s little white lies and then there’s pretending you’re pregnant with someone’s baby when you’re not. That’s called cruelty #SASAustralia.’

‘A little white lie here and there won’t hurt anyone’ HAHAHAHAHA Arabella Del Busso. You’re a f****d up individual,’ another wrote. 

‘Faking a pregnancy to trick your partner into staying with you is not a ‘little white lie’ – especially if you go to the extent of producing fake scans,’ a third added.

A fourth chimed in: ‘Why was Arabella even allowed on the show in the first place? That departure was just embarrassing.’

Bad romance: After meeting rugby league footballer Josh Reynolds on Instagram in December 2018, Arabella enjoyed a one-night-stand with the sports star before claiming she was pregnant with twins

Bad romance: After meeting rugby league footballer Josh Reynolds on Instagram in December 2018, Arabella enjoyed a one-night-stand with the sports star before claiming she was pregnant with twins

Bad romance: After meeting rugby league footballer Josh Reynolds on Instagram in December 2018, Arabella enjoyed a one-night-stand with the sports star before claiming she was pregnant with twins

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'Why was Arabella even allowed on the show?' Viewers were quick to voice their opinions on the glamour model as she opened up about her shocking past

'Why was Arabella even allowed on the show?' Viewers were quick to voice their opinions on the glamour model as she opened up about her shocking past

‘Why was Arabella even allowed on the show?’ Viewers were quick to voice their opinions on the glamour model as she opened up about her shocking past

‘The whole of Australia didn’t trick their bf into thinking that they’re pregnant #SASAustralia,’ another added.

As tears streamed down her cheeks, Arabella spoke about her ill-fated relationship with rugby league footballer Josh and the ‘scrutiny’ she’s faced since their split late last year.

After meeting Josh, 31, on Instagram in December 2018, Arabella enjoyed a one-night-stand with the sports star before claiming she was pregnant with twins.

She later told him she’d miscarried, before claiming she was pregnant again in March 2019, only to miscarry again.

Arabella claimed to have been pregnant once again in June, sending her beau a series of 12-week scans.

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Horrified: Viewers couldn't believe she referred to the horror scandal as a 'white lie'

Horrified: Viewers couldn't believe she referred to the horror scandal as a 'white lie'

Horrified: Viewers couldn’t believe she referred to the horror scandal as a ‘white lie’ 

Speaking out: As tears streamed down her cheeks, Arabella spoke about her ill-fated relationship with rugby league footballer Josh Reynolds and the 'scrutiny' she's faced since their split late last year

Speaking out: As tears streamed down her cheeks, Arabella spoke about her ill-fated relationship with rugby league footballer Josh Reynolds and the 'scrutiny' she's faced since their split late last year

Speaking out: As tears streamed down her cheeks, Arabella spoke about her ill-fated relationship with rugby league footballer Josh Reynolds and the ‘scrutiny’ she’s faced since their split late last year

‘I told my partner that I had a pregnancy scare, and I showed it to him and said it was ours, when in fact, it wasn’t our scan at all,’ she confessed, after being pressed for the truth.

The directing staff asked her what prompted her to lie about the pregnancy, and Arabella admitted the relationship was ‘coming to an end’.

‘I didn’t know how to deal with losing someone…’ she continued.

After being asked if her plan was to ‘cheat the person into staying with you’, Arabella said she just wanted ‘to try and draw him back in’.

Tell-all: After being called in for interrogation during Tuesday's episode of SAS Australia, Arabella Del Busso broke down as she spoke about faking her pregnancy, before then quitting the show

Tell-all: After being called in for interrogation during Tuesday's episode of SAS Australia, Arabella Del Busso broke down as she spoke about faking her pregnancy, before then quitting the show

Tell-all: After being called in for interrogation during Tuesday’s episode of SAS Australia, Arabella Del Busso broke down as she spoke about faking her pregnancy, before then quitting the show

She then started to sob uncontrollably, as she confessed that she ‘hates’ talking about the scandal. 

The DS then told Arabella that she’d never be able to move forward with her life if she couldn’t be honest, before having her escorted back to the camp.

But the interrogation left her feeling exposed and vulnerable, and the following morning, Arabella announced she was leaving the series.

SAS Australia continues Monday at 7.30pm on Channel Seven

Backfired: After being asked if her plan was to 'cheat the person into staying with you', Arabella said she just wanted 'to try and draw him back in'

Backfired: After being asked if her plan was to 'cheat the person into staying with you', Arabella said she just wanted 'to try and draw him back in'

Backfired: After being asked if her plan was to ‘cheat the person into staying with you’, Arabella said she just wanted ‘to try and draw him back in’

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Bride, 30, turned away from a dress boutique for being ‘too fat’ loses over 50 KILOS

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A bride who was turned away from a boutique dress shop for being ‘too fat’ has lost more than 50 kilos in a show of pure determination, exercising six times a week and radically altering her diet in the process. 

DJ Jarman, 30, from Hamilton, New Zealand, weighed 120 kilos when she walked into a bridal store in Sydney in 2012 and asked to view the brand’s range of dresses for her upcoming nuptials. 

‘I was told by the attendant “we definitely won’t have anything in your size here, you’ll need to get a dress specially made,”‘ the media and communications administrator said.

‘After ten years of being overweight I’d had enough.’

DJ Jarman, 30, from Hamilton, New Zealand, weighed 120 kilos when she walked into a bridal store in Sydney in 2012 and asked to view the brand's range of dresses for her upcoming nuptials

DJ Jarman, 30, from Hamilton, New Zealand, weighed 120 kilos when she walked into a bridal store in Sydney in 2012 and asked to view the brand's range of dresses for her upcoming nuptials

DJ Jarman, 30, from Hamilton, New Zealand, weighed 120 kilos when she walked into a bridal store in Sydney in 2012 and asked to view the brand’s range of dresses for her upcoming nuptials

Her transformation: 'I was told by the attendant "we definitely won't have anything in your size here, you'll need to get a dress specially made,"' the media and communications administrator said

Her transformation: 'I was told by the attendant "we definitely won't have anything in your size here, you'll need to get a dress specially made,"' the media and communications administrator said

Her transformation: ‘I was told by the attendant “we definitely won’t have anything in your size here, you’ll need to get a dress specially made,”‘ the media and communications administrator said

But it still took a number of years for Mrs Jarman to decide on the best course to lose weight safely.

She tried intermittent fasting, keto and plant-based diets to shift the extra kilos but with no success, so in 2019 she underwent vertical gastric sleeve surgery.

‘I went under the knife in April 2019 and my life hasn’t been the same since,’ the now size eight Mrs Jarman said. 

Growing up in a family that ‘loved food’ but had little money to spend on good quality ingredients originally propelled Mrs Jarman into a decade-long binge on chips, fizzy drinks, lollies and chocolate.

‘Once I left home and started making my own money, I developed an unhealthy relationship with food, fast foods, easy foods,’ she said of that time.  

She would normally skip breakfast and then indulge in a huge lunch of pies and chips, chicken rolls and snacks including chips and chocolate. 

'After ten years of being overweight, trying every single diet out there, losing weight and then gaining it all back plus some, I'd had enough,' she said (pictured on her wedding day)

'After ten years of being overweight, trying every single diet out there, losing weight and then gaining it all back plus some, I'd had enough,' she said (pictured on her wedding day)

‘After ten years of being overweight, trying every single diet out there, losing weight and then gaining it all back plus some, I’d had enough,’ she said (pictured on her wedding day)

Before and after: Growing up in a family that 'loved food' but had little money to spend on good quality ingredients propelled Mrs Jarman into a decade-long binge on chips, fizzy drinks, lollies and chocolate

Before and after: Growing up in a family that 'loved food' but had little money to spend on good quality ingredients propelled Mrs Jarman into a decade-long binge on chips, fizzy drinks, lollies and chocolate

Before and after: Growing up in a family that ‘loved food’ but had little money to spend on good quality ingredients propelled Mrs Jarman into a decade-long binge on chips, fizzy drinks, lollies and chocolate

For dinner Mrs Jarman would usually have a takeaway, with an extra-large McDonald’s meal being her favourite. Her exercise routine was non-existent.  

‘My body had to work so hard every day just to get out of bed, to play with my kids, to do literally anything was the biggest struggle,’ she said.

‘I hid from the world a lot and would avoid busy places wherever possible. I really became invisible for almost a decade.’  

What does DJ Jarman eat now? 

Breakfast: Porridge oats, blueberries and sugar-free maple syrup.

Lunch: Wholemeal wrap with egg, salami and salad.

Dinner: Chicken or steak with salad for dinner. 

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She had tried intermittent fasting, keto and plant-based diets to shift the extra kilos but with no success, so in 2019 she decided to undergo vertical gastric sleeve surgery

She had tried intermittent fasting, keto and plant-based diets to shift the extra kilos but with no success, so in 2019 she decided to undergo vertical gastric sleeve surgery

She had tried intermittent fasting, keto and plant-based diets to shift the extra kilos but with no success, so in 2019 she decided to undergo vertical gastric sleeve surgery

Now weighing 67 kilos she knows the surgery was her best course of action, and she can finally chase after Ella, seven, and Christian, three, with glee

Now weighing 67 kilos she knows the surgery was her best course of action, and she can finally chase after Ella, seven, and Christian, three, with glee

Now weighing 67 kilos she knows the surgery was her best course of action, and she can finally chase after Ella, seven, and Christian, three, with glee

Now weighing 67 kilos she knows the surgery was her best course of action, and she can finally chase after her children Ella, seven, and Christian, three, with glee.  

‘I work out every day except Sunday and I love a good cardio session, but also enjoy strength days,’ she said.

‘I get told everyday how amazing I look; it still makes me blush. I’m not very good at taking compliments.’ 

Since her dramatic weight loss Mrs Jarman will start the day with porridge oats, blueberries and sugar-free maple syrup, followed by a wholemeal wrap with egg, salami and salad for lunch and chicken or steak with salad for dinner. 

She does one hour of high intensity cardio and weight training six days a week. 

‘Most people are gobsmacked by my weight loss, especially the ones who haven’t seen me since before my operation,’ she said. 

Her heaviest weight was 120 kilos

Her heaviest weight was 120 kilos

Since her dramatic weight loss Mrs Jarman will start the day with porridge oats, blueberries and sugar-free maple syrup, followed by a wholemeal wrap with egg, salami and salad for lunch and chicken or steak with salad for dinner

Since her dramatic weight loss Mrs Jarman will start the day with porridge oats, blueberries and sugar-free maple syrup, followed by a wholemeal wrap with egg, salami and salad for lunch and chicken or steak with salad for dinner

Since her dramatic weight loss Mrs Jarman will start the day with porridge oats, blueberries and sugar-free maple syrup, followed by a wholemeal wrap with egg, salami and salad for lunch and chicken or steak with salad for dinner

'Most people are gobsmacked by my weight loss, especially the ones who haven't seen me since before my operation,' she said

'Most people are gobsmacked by my weight loss, especially the ones who haven't seen me since before my operation,' she said

‘Most people are gobsmacked by my weight loss, especially the ones who haven’t seen me since before my operation,’ she said

‘The best compliment for me, is when people compliment my hard work instead of my looks.

‘I love when people tell me I inspire them, or my workouts help them go harder in the gym.’ 

Her advice to those wanting to transform their own lives is to start small  

‘Cut out takeaways and fizzy drinks first, drink more water and eat at least one piece of fruit per day,’ she said.

‘Also, don’t be afraid of what people will say or think if you get surgical help. If you have tried everything and nothing has been successful, look into it.

‘Your life is only lived once, don’t waste it being unhappy and unhealthy. Do whatever it takes to make this life the best life ever.’

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