The Los Angeles Times says that Suge Knight’s former attorneys Matthew Fletcher and Thaddeus Culpepper were arrested on Thursday on charges of acting as “accessories after the fact.” An L.A. County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson would only confirm that Matthew and Thaddeus were arrested, but wouldn’t say whether it was in connection with Suge’s 2015 murder charge for running over two people, killing one. TMZ says it has everything to do with that.
TMZ says Matthew and Thaddeus tried to bribe witnesses in Suge’s murder case. Matthew allegedly attempted to throw money at the witnesses to Suge’s vehicular horror in the parking lot of Tam’s in Compton, CA, the restaurant where it went down. In exchange for money, Matthew allegedly wanted the witnesses to say they saw Suge’s victims in possession of guns. Suge’s angle in this murder trial is that he acted in self-defense when he hit and ran. Thaddeus allegedly tried to bribe an informant to say they were present at Tam’s that day, and to give pro-Suge Knight testimony in court.
Both Matthew Fletcher and Thaddeus Culpepper are reportedly being held on $1 million bail. TMZ adds that the charge of acting as accessories after the fact is a felony. So who knows, maybe Suge is about to have some company in his cell block.
Matthew and Thaddeus aren’t Suge’s attorneys anymore. I’m sure Suge is still extremely disappointed in the way Matthew and Thaddeus allegedly acted. Bribing? With money? Shameful. They should know that Suge’s preferred method of intimidation is death threats.