Freeway Ricky Ross built a cocaine empire in the early 80’s before getting caught by the Feds and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. That sentence was later reduced to 20 years after a federal appeals court threw out the original decision , then reduced even more for good behavior.
Freeway Ricky used his time locked up wisely, becoming a model prisoner, reading over 300 books, preparing himself for the many legitimate business opportunities that would await him once he was released.
In 2006 an imposter by the name of William Leonard Roberts II aka Officer Ross decided to capitalize on Freeway Rick Ross’ fame by stealing his name to use as his rap alter ego.
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