A popular Massachusetts nightclub is under pressure for a shoot-out that occurred when former Dipset associate Max B performed.
The Vault Room has reportedly attracted multiple entertainers with a history of violence-related criminal backgrounds.
Police Chief Paul Porter asked selectmen Monday (April 13) night to revoke the club’s liquor license, or at least roll back its closing time from 2 a.m. The Vault Room was the scene of nine separate disturbances in less than a year, police said. Its predecessors, also owned by Bonvie, have been the scene of stabbings, shootings and fistfights. At least 20 shots were fired from two guns and one man was hit in the foot outside the club on February 19. That same night, rap singer Max B was the featured performer. (Enterprise News)
Max is currently facing a murder charge after his former girlfriend accepted a plea deal implicating him in a fatal robbery around 2006.
Gina Conway and two others were charged with murder after a botched robbery at the Holiday Inn on Route 4 ended in the shooting death of one of the victims in September 2006. Conway met David Taylor and Allan “Jay” Plowden and told her boyfriend that the two men drove flashy cars and carried a lot of cash. The boyfriend, Charly “Max B” Wingate then recruited an associate to rob Taylor and Plowden, prosecutors said. (North Jersey News)
The rapper recently discussed his legal position, while making a plea for support.
“I’m just gonna leave it up to God and my lawyer Gerald Saluti, you know,” Max said in a video earlier this year. “Everything will work out. I’m just gonna let him do his job. I’m here on time. I’m at every court appearance, you know, I’m just here. People stay strong for me. Keep the support up.” (Max B TV)
Max B’s attorney, Saluti, previously spoke with SOHH regarding the case.
“It doesn’t hurt his case in the least bit. You’re talking about a person facing anywhere from 30 years to life basically attempting to snitch against Max and Kelvin Leerdam,” Saluti said. “It is our position that Max B will be completely vindicated after the trial, which I think will be starting in April — I relish the opportunity to cross examine Gina Conway.” (SOHH)
The Vault Room will make a decision on the nightclub later this month.