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'Suge' Knight Blows Off Court, 2 Arrest Warrants Issued

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Marion 'Suge' Knight's 2012 Las Vegas mugshot (Photo by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)
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Music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is a wanted man. Specifically, there are now two bench warrants out for his arrest thanks to a recent no show for a Beverly Hills court appearance.Knight was expected in court Thursday regarding two cases of driving on a suspended license, but he didn't show. The judge issued two bench warrants, "one for $5,000 and the other for $30,000 -- which means cops can arrest the music exec on sight," explains TMZ.

The California native has been no stranger to the legal system, and has had encounters with law stretching back at least as far as the mid-1990s. He has spent time in jail, and is currently on probation for his 2011 conviction for driving without a license.

In 2012, Knight was arrested on the Las Vegas strip for three outstanding Nevada traffic warrants, including one for a driving on a suspended out-of-state license, as well as for having less than an ounce of marijuana on him, Reuters reports. He posted bail and was quickly released.