Yes, Even "Deebo" Began Snitching When The Feds Snared Him In Fraud Probe
Actor Tommy “Tiny” Lister--best know for his role as “Deebo” in the movie “Friday”--is seen here in a United States Marshals Service mug shot taken after he was charged in an August 2012 criminal information with participating in a multimillion dollar mortgage fraud scheme.
Lister, 54, has signed a plea agreement calling for him to cop to a felony conspiracy charge. Additionally, the actor has agreed to “cooperate fully” with federal prosecutors and IRS and FBI agents probing the financial swindle, according to U.S. District Court documents.
In fact, Lister began cooperating with federal investigators last year, records show, and has provided probers with a detailed account of the fraud he perpetrated with several coconspirators. Lister is scheduled to plead guilty to a federal charge at a November 19 court hearing.
Appearing opposite the rapper Ice Cube, Lister starred in “Friday” as “Deebo,” a menacing bully in Los Angeles’s South Central neighborhood. He has appeared in dozens of other films (“The Dark Knight,” “Jackie Brown,” “Beverly Hills Cop 2”) and can currently be seen with Ice Cube in a Coors Light TV commercial.