Bobby Shmurda Facing Plea Deal for Prison Shank Case
After being sentenced to seven years for conspiracy back in October, Bobby Shmurda has gotten his first bit of good news in a while. The rapper is facing some serious behind bars charges for being found with a shank, but according to TMZ, his lawyer has just found a loophole that could shorten his potential prison sentence extension a good deal.
According to the celebrity news site, prosecutors are giving Shmurda the chance to plead guilty to the lesser charge of "attempted promoting prison contraband." If he does, he could get one to four years. If he accepts the deal, the sentence will run concurrently, that is, it will be served at the same time he's serving his current seven year bid. It's hard to call anything about the case of Bobby Shmurda a "win," but this seems damn close.
Shmurda was originally facing less time than his current seven years, but he had his sentence increased so that his friend Rowdy Rebel could serve less time in prison as well. “I did it for Rowdy. They offered me five and offered Rowdy 12,” he said in an October 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.”
A few months ago, Shmurda's attorney Alex Spiro gave a best case scenario rundown for his client. “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,” Spiro said at the time.
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