Last April, reggaeton star Farruko was arrested at the Isla Grande airport for allegedly smuggling over $50,000 into the United States. The Puerto Rican artist was detained at the airport, where officials found $51,802 in undeclared cash in his shoes and baggage. He was returning to the U.S. from a show in the Dominican Republic, and at the time declared that he did not have more than $10,000 in his possession. According to the U.S. Attorney General’s office, Farruko’s charges included failing to declare transportation of monetary instruments in excess of $10,000 and bulk cash smuggling.
According to Billboard, Farruko’s attorney has filed a motion to change his plea from “not guilty” to “guilty” on charges of lying to federal officials. Farruko’s attorney, Allan Rivera Fernández, submitted a motion to a local judge. “Upon the conclusion of the negotiations (with the prosecution), the defendant notifies the court of his decision to change his plea from not guilty to guilty,” it reads.
Billboard states that another hearing is scheduled for Thursday in Old San Juan.