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Bodyguard of Rapper Wale Charged With Carrying Loaded Firearm Near Boston Nightclub

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    Bodyguard of Rapper Wale Charged With Carrying Loaded Firearm Near Boston Nightclub
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    WANTAGH, NY - AUGUST 20: Recording artist Wale performs onstage during the 2016 Billboard Hot 100 Festival - Day 1 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on August 20, 2016 in Wantagh, New York. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Billboard)

    A bodyguard for rapper Wale has been accused of carrying a loaded firearm near a Boston nightclub without a license and has been arrested.

    The Boston Globe reports Eric Miller pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges including unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a large-capacity feeding device. Bail was set at $50,000 cash.

    The newspaper says the prosecutor and Miller's defense attorney have identified him as a bodyguard for hip-hop artist Wale, a Washington native behind songs including "Bad" and "The Matrimony."

    Police say Miller was arrested at the Bijou nightclub on Stuart Street on Sunday after he was identified as one of the participants in a fight. Prosecutors said he was on parole for a Washington, D.C., murder case.

    Police say Miller told the officers he had placed a gun in a nearby vehicle and they recovered it. Authorities say Miller didn't have a valid firearms license.

    Wale, who is from Washington, D.C., performed a concert at the House of Blues in Boston on Saturday night.

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