Exclusive: Former Gucci Mane Lawyer Deads Drug Overdose Rumors
Wednesday, Oct 15, 2008 3:10PM
After text messages were sent out this morning saying that Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane
overdosed while behind bars, SOHH
spoke with his former attorney Dennis R. Scheib
to set the record straight.
Previously known for helping Gucci avoid
murder charges for shooting a man in self-defense back in May 2005,
Scheib debunked the rumors about the popular rapper dying from a drug
overdose while serving time in a Georgia jail.
"I just talked with Big Cat of
Big Cat Records, the producer, and he said someone said something about
it, called him and said he talked with Gucci, he's fine," Scheib told SOHH. "Big Cat said 'I just talked with him on the phone' and [he] said 'He's okay.'"
According to myfoxatlanta, Gucci was sent to prison after only served 25 hours out of his mandated 600
hours of community service and testing positive for drugs at his last
probation meeting. After serving his jail sentence, Gucci will still
have two and half years of probation and 600 hours of community service
to look forward to.
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