Patrick Johnson
Grand jury to probe origins of rap label

Moving into the final stage of a federal probe of Death Row records, the Justice Department has convened a grand jury in Los Angeles to examine the origins of the controversial rap label, sources said. Prosecutors are focusing on the relationship between imprisoned Death Row owner Marion "Suge" Knight, his lawyer David Kenner and convicted Los Angeles drug dealers Michael "Harry-O" Harris and Patrick Johnson, sources said. Federal agents are trying to determine whether Harris and Johnson--who were both previously clients of Kenner--may have contributed seed money to help launch the rap company, sources said. Harris was recently moved from state prison to the...