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It’s been a rough week for Mel B and her estranged husband Stephen Belafonte after allegations of abuse hit the media— but things seem to be getting worse for Belafonte.
TMZ reports, on Friday, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents raided Belafonte’s Hollywood Hills home to determine if he was in possession of a gun or ammunition, which he’s not allowed to have after being convicted of domestic violence back in 2003. However, sources say that the agents did not find a gun, but they did find an empty shell casing and a bullet that was out of the casing. Although neither item in itself is a projectile and does not constitute “ammunition,” the U.S. Attorney in L.A., who obtained the search warrant which led to Friday’s raid, is reviewing the case for possible prosecution. Adding more ammo to the potential arraignment, both Mel B and Stephen’s brother will reportedly testify that they’ve seen Stephen in possession of the gun on multiple occasions.
If Belafonte is charged and convicted of illegal possession of a firearm, he could face up to ten years in prison. The bureau is still investigating the film producer.
PHOTOS OF THE DAY: Lady Gaga, Mel B, Rita Ora & More!
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1. Nicki Minaj & her rumored fiancé, Safaree, were spotted touching down at LAX.
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2. Lady Gaga stepped out of her NYC apartment in an interesting blue geometric get-up on her birthday.
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3. Rita Ora killed it in a mono-chromatic outfit at Stoke Newington.
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4. Ray J gives a foot flip for the fans while leaving the CBS This Morning show.
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5. Mel B looked casual-chic while waiting at LAX.
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6. Rosario Dawson was stunning in a black jumpsuit at the Cesar Chavez Awards Dinner.
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7. Jessie J leaving her 26th birthday party at the Oslo bar in Hackney in a tomboy-ish suit.
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8. Taylor Swift was ready for spring while out in chilly NYC.
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