News: Birdman Pleads No Contest To Weed Charges, Sentenced To Probation & Fine
Friday, Oct 17, 2008 5:15PM
Cash Money Records' co-founder Bryan "Birdman" Williams and select members of his entourage pleaded no contest to drug charges in Tennessee, earlier today.
According to the Kingsport Times-News
Birdman appeared in Kingsport General Sessions Court on Friday (October
17) for possessing less than half an ounce of marijuana stemming from
an arrest in November 2007, when his RV was pulled over and inspected.
and each member of his crew received a suspended sentence of 11 months
and 29 days probation and were forced to pay $905 in fines and court
costs. Associates Norman Cobins
and George Beatty
were both issued warrants for felony failure after not appearing for their scheduled court date.
driver of the vehicle also pleaded no contest and received a sentence
of six months unsupervised probation along with a $100 fine and court
In related news, Baby was sued earlier this week for
accusations of fraud and breach of contract based on several canceled
According to TMZ, promoter Jose Fernandez
has filed a lawsuit against the rapper and his associates after paying
over a quarter of a million dollars for a November 2007 concert in New
Orleans that never took place that was then re-scheduled twice, once in
January and the next in March but were each no-shows.
a direct and proximate result of the the breach of contract, Plaintiffs
have been damaged in a sum in excess of $275,000," the suit reads
"Plaintiffs are unaware of the exact amount of their damages, but will
amend this Complaint to state the true amount to conform to proof at
time of trial."
The lawsuit also files for damages of money had and received
claiming no payment was made to Fernandez since giving the advance to
Birdman. He is currently seeking rewards for special, general and
punitive damages plus attorney fees.[For more on your favorite rappers from the South peep SOHH Dirty]
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