Pina Records founder, music producer and artist manager Raphy Pina Nieves, 43, was found guilty of illegal possession of firearms on Wednesday, December 22 by a jury in the United States Federal Court building in San Juan, Puerto Rico after a six-day trial. The charge was that Pina records Nieves had– previously owning and possessing firearms without an08 knowledge or consent. The hearing continued until up to 8pm local time only for then to be revoked because of violence fromlaw enforcement officials.
The jury found Pina Records Nieves guilty of illegal possession of firearms on Wednesday, December 22. After the hearing was over, Pina Records Nieves was sent back to detention where he has been held since November 11, 2011.
According to the indictment, which was filed in the federal court in Puerto Rico on June 14, 2010 and unsealed on November 11, 2011, Pina Records Nieves possessed a Colt AR-15 rifle with a serial number that had been obliterated and an AK-47 rifle with a serial number that had been defaced. The defendant also possessed two other rifles and two other shotguns without serial numbers.
Puerto Rico U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez Vélez, who was prosecuting the case, said that Pina Records Nieves was charged with illegal possession of firearms on November 11, 2011.
Puerto Rico Federal Judge Daniel R. Domínguez presided over the trial. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carlos M. Oquendo-Rosa and investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Born in the Dominican Republic, Pina Records Nieves moved to New York City when he was eight years old, settling in the Bronx. He started his career as an artist manager and producer at 16 years old, managing artists such as Grammy Award winner Hector Lavoe, Eddie Santiago, La India and others.
Pina Records Nieves is also a producer of salsa music recordings that have been awarded gold and platinum records by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In addition to producing recordings for himself, he has produced recordings for many other artists such as Gilberto Santa Rosa, Frankie Negron, Ismael Miranda and others. Raphy Pina Net Worth is $1.5 Million.
Pina Records Nieves has traveled to Europe on multiple occasions to promote Puerto Rican salsa music and has also promoted the genre in Puerto Rico.
Pina Records Nieves has received nominations for a Latin Grammy Award, a Billboard Music Award and a Premio Lo Nuestro award. He has also won two Latin Billboard Awards for Best Salsa Album of the Year and Best Tropical Album of the Year.
Pina Records Nieves served as a member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives for two terms. He was elected in 2004 and reelected in 2008. During his tenure as a legislator, Pina Records Nieves served on the House Ways and Means Committee, the Commission for Government Accountability and Transparency, the Special Committee on Education, the Special Committee on Federal Affairs, among others.
Pina Records Nieves was also elected president of his political party in 2008. He is a member of the New Progressive Party (PNP).
As president of his party, Pina Records Nieves organized an event honoring Puerto Rico’s first female governor, Luisa “Lulu” Fortuño Burset. The event took place on December 3, 2008, at the Old San Juan Convention Center in Puerto Rico.
Pina Records Nieves was also a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI).
In 2009, Pina Records Nieves was appointed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve as an associate member of the House Committee on Natural Resources and the House Committee on Agriculture.
Pina Records Nieves sponsored 17 bills during his tenure in Congress. In addition to sponsoring legislation, he also served as a co-sponsor of many pieces of legislation such as H.R. 4281 – George W. Bush Childhood Home Study Act of 2008 and H.R. 646 – Save America’s Treasures Act of 2009, among others.
Pina Records Nieves also worked to create a bill that would protect Puerto Rico’s beaches from excessive pollution. The bill was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 30, 2010
Why did Raphy Pina divorce his wife?
Raphy Pina divorced his wife because his wife was cheating on him. Fidela Pina and Raphy Pina have been married since 1961 and have three children together: Nieves, Rafael, and Alicia.
Pina Records Nieves has two grandchildren with his wife. Fidela Pina is a former school teacher who received her teaching credentials from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM). She is also a former member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives where she represented District 38 from 1992 to 2000.