Busta Rejects Plea Offer, Faces Four Separate Trials

busta-1.jpgBusta Rhymes once again rejected a plea deal offered by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office this morning (July 10) that would have landed him in jail for one year on four separate charges. Busta now faces four separate trials on two assault charges, one charge of drunk driving and a charge of driving with a suspended license. According to the Associated Press, Busta did win a small victory when Judge Larry Stephen denied the prosecutions request to consolidate the two assault charges into one case. Busta’s attorney, Scott Leemon, praised the judge’s decision. “The two assault cases cannot be consolidated,” said Leemon. “The decision today validated Busta’s defenses to the assault cases. We detailed to the court that we have defense to these cases and the court agreed.”

Leemon also dismissed the deal offered by Assistant District Attorney Harrison Schweiloch, of a sentence of one year in prison on all four charges as “the same offer” that was made at the last court appearance. The attorney told the Associated Press that the court will now hold hearings to determine whether or not statements Busta made to police during the two driving offenses are admissible in court. The rapper stands accused of attacking his former driver Eddie Hatchet during an argument about money, and assaulting a fan that allegedly spit on his car after the Heineken Amsterjam Music Festival last August. Prosecutors had offered him a deal on both charges earlier this year, but withdrew it after he was picked up for driving with a suspended license in February. The controversial Aftermath artist was then arrested on charges of drunk driving on May 3, just days before he was scheduled to appear in court on the assault counts.

  • ezey

    first

  • shottadale

    thats what for not snitching buss its a witch hunt

  • Stax On Deck

    WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITCHU BUSTA?? YOU ACTING LIKE DMX. Dis nigga slippin!!!

  • murdermami

    all four of the cases against busta are weak im willing to bet he gets off with probation and community service

  • brebre

    EVER SINCE BUSTA CUT OFF HIS HAIR, HE’S BEEN NO GOOD BOTH MUSICALLY AND NON-MUSICALLY.

  • fireforreal

    I agree.Busta is like 34 years old and now he’s trying to be a thug.He’s being a dummy because him like alot of african american males don’t understand how there making stupid choses blaiming everyone else for there mistkes then if he does do some time he’ll be a bitch and whine about the media.He needs to man up and start being a man.

  • J.R.O.

    I hear you, BREBRE. He’s going the DMX route, and as much as I don’t want it, he’s a has-been… And, if not, dangling on the edge of being one.

  • http://myspace.com/alasfod ALAS

    busta is a fool if he so g’d up y is he scared 2 do a punk ass bullet on da island or somewhere. me and my niggas would do a bullet on our heads if we could get dat for 4 different cases.

  • DADE COUNTY 305

    FIREFOREAL… U MEAN JUST LIKE PLENTY OF WHITE MEN TOO!!! WHITE MEN DO THE SAME SHIT BUT THE MEDIA GOT U ALL FUCKED UP HOMIE. WISE UP MY BROTHA AND STOP SAYIN DUMB SHIT LIKE THAT. JUST SAY BUSTA DOIN SOME DUMB SHIT.

  • tiko

    It’s called roid rage!

  • jacquez
  • YyyIt’sAC

    FIREFORREAL you right he needs to get his act together, no need to change into the thug reason1 – everybody doing it, reason2 – u never played that role, reason3 – ur grown so focus on making grown and/or positive music!!! YupYup

  • Back Once Again

    Go peep the internets celebrity video if you wanna see the real Billy Sunday.

    Fat Fuckin Hypocrite.