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Tupac Shakur Murder Suspect Duane ‘Keefe D’ Davis Denied Release Over Bail Money Legitimacy Concerns

Duane “Keefe D” Davis, the man charged in connection with Tupac Shakur‘s 1999 murder, has been denied release despite coming up with the money to post bail, Las Vegas ABC affiliate KTNV reports.

Davis had notified the Clark County District Court in Nevada on June 20 that he would be able to post his $750,000 bail and faced Clark County Judge Carli Kierny on June 25 to hear the conditions for his release to house arrest and to verify where the funds had come from. The next day, the magistrate denied releasing him due to concerns over the legitimacy of the funds posted by entertainment manager Cash “Wack 100” Jones, according to KTNV.

Jones, who currently manages The Game and Blueface, appeared in court through a video link and said the $112,500 down payment was “a gift” and claimed there wasn’t a quid pro quo arraignment between him and Davis.

“The court cannot say that Mr. Davis has shown the funds were legally obtained,” the judge wrote in her order, according to the local ABC affiliate, which also provided video of the hearing.

Jones had appeared on VladTV in a video interview posted in early June and said he would bail Davis out if he allowed him to make a TV series about his life. “It’s only $75,000,” he told DJ Vlad at the time. “I’ve been thinking about going to get him with the stipulations that I’ll do the series on it.”

But Jones admitted to the court that he sometimes says things for entertainment purposes and to drive engagement.

“That’s what I said to Vlad, but Keefe D is already involved with somebody. I have no contracts with him,” said Jones, according to KTNV. “Before you go on Vlad, you have a discussion about what you’re going to talk about and what needs to be said to draw up views. There’s nothing about Vlad and nothing about YouTube that says that we’re being truthful about what we’re saying for entertainment.”

Prosecutors responded with a recorded jailhouse phone call between Jones and Davis, during which they seemed to be talking about a contract of sorts. “You got to remember, this s—t can set you up for the rest of your life,” Jones says on the call played by prosectors. “I will get you out, and then we’ll sit down and talk about all that.”

“While Mr. Jones testified he was bonding out Mr. Davis because Mr. Davis was fighting cancer and had been a pillar of the community, his previous interviews with VladTV suggested another motive,” some of the ruling reads, according to KTNV.

Kierny concluded the bank records that Jones provided were “insufficient to make the requisite showing that the $112,500 bail premium was paid by a legitimate source,” according to KOLO 8, a local ABC affiliate in Reno, Nev.

Davis has been in jail since last September, when he was taken into custody for his alleged involvement in the murder of hip-hop legend Shakur.

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