New York rapper Bobby Shmurda‘s lawyer has spoken out on his client’s publicized plea deal and seven-year jail sentence.
According to attorney Alex Spiro, he believes Shmurda could come back home in just over three years.
Mr. Pollard’s lawyer, Alex Spiro, said in a statement that the rapper would receive credit for time served, which would “hopefully permit him to be home in approximately three and a half years and resume his remarkable career.” (New York Times)
Buzz surfaced Friday (September 9) about Shmurda agreeing to a plea deal.
Rapper Bobby Shmurda, born Ackquille Jean Pollard, and two co-defendants, Chad “Rowdy Rebel” Marshall and Nicholas McCoy, have accepted a plea deal from the prosecution in a court hearing today, agreeing to serve seven years in prison rather than risk trial, which had been scheduled to begin the jury selection process Monday (Sept. 12). (Yahoo! Music)
Spring reports revealed Bobby’s weapons trial had been delayed through September.
Kati Cornell, the Director of Public Information at the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor in New York, confirmed the date change of the trial with XXL today (May 9). The “Hot N*gga” rhymer’s trial was initially scheduled for May 11, but was moved to May 12. Now the trial will start exactly four months from the previous date on Sept. 12. (XXL Mag)
Recent reports claimed Shmurda would sue the New York Police Department on alleged false arrest on gun and drug charges when they busted him June 3, 2014 at a friend’s home.
Rapper Bobby Shmurda wants to get paid by the city for an alleged false arrest on gun and drug charges by the NYPD, according to a federal lawsuit. “When one of the occupants opened the door a slight bit to see who was there, Officer Douglas Corso and other police officers kicked in the door and illegally entered the residence without a search warrant,” according to the suit filed Friday in Brooklyn Federal Court. (New York Daily News)