Dâ€™Angelo pleaded guilty on to a lesser disorderly conduct charge after being arrested a year ago for offering $40 for sex to an undercover cop posing as a prostitute.Â The incident took place last March 2010 in Greenwich Village, NYC, where the â€˜90â€™s R&B hitmaker was busted for a misdemeanor rap of patronizing a prostitute.
“[It’s] a violation, not a crime,” his lawyer, Stacey Richman, said of the lesser charge. Dâ€™Angelo, who left the courtroom with commenting, initially faced up to a year in prison for the misdemeanor charge. He will not receive jail time under the lesser count.
The plea deal ends a long series of run-ins with the law for Dâ€™Angelo, born Michael Archer. He logged a number of drunk-driving and drug arrests and guilty pleas, was flung from his Hummer and hospitalized for several days after crashing the SUV into a fence, and was pepper-sprayed by police who said he resisted arrest at his home after a traffic confrontation with a woman who said he spit on her. He pleaded no contest to obstructing justice and settled with the woman in that 2002 incident, according to the Associated Press.
Dâ€™Angelo, who has been working on a new LP for a while, hasnâ€™t released an album in a decade but has made contributions to other artistsâ€™ projects. Here’s his classic hit … “How Does It Feel”