According to reports, a rapper who battled with Eminem in the movie '8 Mile’ has been banned from doing business in the state of Iowa due to allegations of fraud.

Gerald “Strike” Sanders is known for his role in ‘8 Mile,’ where he lost to the Detroit rapper. However, Sanders transitioned into a world of helping kids from underserved communities, with Sanders reportedly running an organization called Inner City Solutions in Iowa that hired kids from the neighborhood to sell merchandise like clothing, magazines, and more.

That put Sanders on the radar of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, who claims Sanders would make employees falsely tell customers that the money made from the sales would go to charity. It was noted that Sanders denied all those allegations. Despite denying the claims, Sanders agreed to shut down his sales in the state of Iowa.

Miller says that Sanders’ organization failed to get a sales license for door-to-door operations and didn’t register as a fundraiser. Sanders fired back to the claims of Miller, saying officials told him, “We could go after you for these crazy amounts, but if you sign this paper saying you'll never come back to Iowa, we'll leave it alone.” Reports noted that Sanders would avoid fines and penalties related to the fraud allegation in exchange for shutting down his operation in Iowa.

source: Des Moines Register