Florida rapper Kodak Black is going to stay behind bars longer than expected. New reports claim the hip-hop artist has received an additional year in prison for his involvement in a New York federal case.
Kodak’s attorney Bradford Cohen went to his Instagram page this week to break the major news. Cohen admitted he did not represent Black in the New York case and said he couldn’t believe prosecutors pursued the punishment.
“Some good news and some frustration in regards to @kodakblack . The case in New York is resolved. I was not his attorney on that case. Although it should have been completely dismissed, as it was for the other 2 individuals in the same car, who testified that @kodakblack knew nothing about the firearm in the vehicle, and it was registered and legal to one of the other individuals he was with, they agreed to 12 month to run concurrent with his current sentence. Even the Judge asked the prosecutor why are they not dismissing. @kodakblack just wanted to resolve it so he doesn’t lose anytime in federal.”
Cohen didn’t stop there. Bradford also defended Black and said his client is being treated differently than other inmates.
“You see when you are out of federal custody you lose that time on your federal case. Now with the Coronavirus, its unknown when they will pick him up due to this virus. The BUREAU OF PRISONS @bureauofprisons needs to address these issues that federal inmates are credited back time they miss due to this outbreak. More information to follow this, as we really need to delve deep into how @kodakblack is being treated differently than any other inmate and any other defendant. Next up we will discuss what I say is triple jeopardy and the holding off on charges to attempt to stack a defendant with extra time, like in the case in @saomiami“
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A few weeks ago, Black pleaded guilty to a gun charge in the New York case. The incident went down in April 2019 after getting stopped at the Canadian border crossing near Niagara Falls.
The music artist, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was arrested after he drove a Cadillac Escalade across the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge into the United States with three other men. State police say the men had marijuana and a loaded pistol without a permit when they were detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers. Kodak Black pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in Niagara County Court, according to WKBW in Buffalo. He faces two to seven years in prison when he’s sentenced on March 24. (USA Today)
Before You Go
A few days ago, Kodak released a freestyle inspired by the current coronavirus epidemic. The clip featured him rapping from prison and referencing COVID-19.
“This is for the little kids in Africa, stomachs touching their necks/kids in China been eating bats for a snack/They need to be wiser and I ain’t talking back/Because corona got the whole world in fear”