Hip-Hop Producer Sentenced For Unlawfully Working A Prostitution Enterprise Guised As Escort Companies | USAO-NV
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – A hip-hop producer was sentenced today to two years and nine months in prison for illegally engaging in prostitution for over 12 years, U.S. Attorney-at-Law Christopher Chiou for the Nevada District admitted Special agent known Aaron C. Rouse of the FBI.
According to court documents, Jamal Rashid, 45, of Las Vegas, known as hip-hop producer Mally Mall, owned and operated several escort businesses between April 2002 and September 2014 that served as fronts for a prostitution business. Rashid ran a high-end prostitution business that transported victims across the United States and used various paid websites – such as Backpage and Eros – to advertise victims for prostitution purposes.
Rashid exploited hundreds of victims as: (a) “independent contractors” who gave Rashid part of their income through prostitution; and (b) “priority girls” who remitted almost all of the proceeds of prostitution to Rashid. He admitted manipulating the victims, imposing rules and threatening them to prostitute themselves for him. Additionally, Rashid encouraged the victims to get tattooed by him to show their loyalty and made many of them believe that he would advance their careers in show business.
Rashid pleaded guilty in October 2019 to using an intergovernmental facility to support illegal activities. In addition to a prison sentence, US District Judge Gloria M. Navarro sentenced Rashid to three years of supervised release.
This case has been investigated by the FBI. U.S. Assistant Attorney Nicholas Dickinson is pursuing the case.