The producer, president of the record label Pina Records, has represented, among them, Nicky Jam, Daddy Yankee and Don Omar.
A jury found the well-known Puerto Rican music producer guilty Raphy Pina of illegal possession of firearms on Wednesday, December 22, in a high-profile case on the island whose sentence will be announced on April 1, 2022.
The producer, president of the record label Pina Records, He has represented some of the biggest artists in the urban genre, including Nicky Jam, Daddy Yankee and Don Omar.
Natti Natasha and producer Raphy Pina, parents of a girl
The jury that analyzed her case in the Federal Court in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, made up of seven women and five men, reached its guilty verdict in about two hours.
The charges are illegal possession of an illegally modified firearm and possession of a firearm by a federal convict, as the producer was convicted in 2015 of bank fraud.
For each of these charges, Pina is exposed to a maximum of ten years in prison.
For now, he will be released on bail, but under the home restriction program and will be able to leave only for medical, religious or medical matters and to appear in court on April 1.
The process lasted seven days, during which the jury heard testimonies from agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI, in English), among others, and telephone recordings as part of the evidence presented by the prosecution.
One of the evidence is a telephone call intercepted in February 2020 in which Pina claims to have a vault with weapons in one of her houses, in the Caguas Real urbanization, although the defense tried to prove that more people had access to that area.
During the trial, which began on December 14, the producer always claimed to be “grateful” for the support received and was accompanied on several occasions by his partner, the Dominican urban music singer. Natti Natasha.
On this day, Daddy Yankee also went to federal court, who described his representative as “a warrior” and thanked the public for their “blessings and prayers.” (I)