Bobby Shmurda Sentenced in Conspiracy Case
During Bobby Shmurda's sentencing in a Manhattan court today (Oct. 19), the rapper received one to three years for conspiracy in the fourth degree and seven years for criminal possession of a weapon. The office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York informs XXL that the sentences will run concurrently and be followed by five years of post-release supervision.
According to the New York Daily News, Shmurda told the judge he was forced to take his plea deal. “I was forced to take this sentence. I don't want to take this sentence,” Shmurda said. “I want to drop my plea.”
After agreeing to a plea deal in September, accepting a sentence of seven years in prison including time served, Bobby Shmurda will have his day in court today, according to the office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York.
Shmurda, Rowdy Rebel and Flea Montana are all being sentenced on charges of conspiracy in the fourth degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, with Shmurda's sentencing time already agreed upon.
The plea deal helps Shmurda avoid multiple court cases, sentencing and potentially decades behind bars, his attorney Alex Spiro saying, “His sentence of seven years, with credit for two years already served and good time credit will hopefully permit him to be home in approximately three-and-a-half years and resume his remarkable career. This plea also covers a separate Bronx Indictment.”
Shortly after the plea deal, Shmurda said that he was motivated to increase his years in order to help Rowdy Rebel. "I did it for Rowdy. They offered me five and offered Rowdy 12,” he said in a new interview. “They said the only way they’ll give him seven is if I took seven too. So, you know, I had to take one for the dawgs.”
For more details on today's proceedings, visit NBC New York. We will update this story if any news develops.
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