From The NY Daily News:
AN EX-PAL of rapper Jay-Z was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for conspiring to distribute more than 100 kilos of marijuana.
Kareem (Biggs) Burke, 38, was snared in a federal drug sting called â€œOperation Green Venom,â€ which targeted a trafficking ring that controlled most of the wholesale pot market in the city.
More than 50 people were arrested.
Burke told Manhattan Federal Court Judge Loretta Swain that she would never see him again in court.
â€œNothing personal, but Iâ€™m going to keep you to that promise,â€ Swain said.
Burke co-founded Roc-A-Fella Records with Jay-Z and Damon Dash in the 1990s.
The trio parted ways in 2004.