Dark Lo, whose real name is Charles Salley, has come forward to address the rumors suggesting he snitched to have some of his charges dropped in connection with the AR-Ab case. The rapper recently revealed that he opted for a plea deal in an effort to secure a chance at freedom.
Following his guilty plea for witness intimidation due to a threatening letter he wrote to a couple testifying against AR-Ab, Dark Lo received a seven-year federal prison sentence, a year of supervised release, and a $10,000 fine.
AR-Ab, whose real name is Abdul West, faced more severe consequences, with a 45-year federal prison sentence. The Eastern District of Pennsylvania, in a released statement, pointed out that AR-Ab, the leader of O.B.H., had transformed the record label into a significant North Philadelphia drug trafficking operation implicated in multiple homicides.
In a recent interview with Report Card Radio, released on October 18, Dark Lo clarified his decision to accept the plea deal and vehemently denied any involvement in snitching to reduce his charges.
“They say, ‘career criminal,’ and in there, ‘career criminal’ means an automatic 15 years,” he said. “That’s why I took the deal. Like they said, they’re gonna drop the gun charge, and keep the witness tampering I had.”
He went on to elaborate, “I had to hop on that, you know what I’m sayin’? I could just plead out to this ‘intimidating a witness’? Like, alright. Y’all got me.”