According to the latest reports, a judge reduced Max’s original 75-year jail sentence to 20 Friday (September 16) in a New Jersey courtroom.
Citing a conflict of interest on the part of one of Max B’s former defense attorneys, a state Superior Court judge earlier this summer vacated the prior convictions against the rapper, whose given name is Charly Wingate, and allowed him to plead guilty to one count of aggravated manslaughter. Then, on Friday, Superior Court Judge James J. Guida sentenced Wingate to 20 years. Based on time served, he could be out of prison as soon as 2025. (North Jersey)
Taylor Gang leader Wiz Khalifa has expressed his excitement over Max’s long-awaited return.
Heading into the weekend, the rapper’s longtime pal French Montana announced his shortened sentence.
Recently, former Max affiliate Jim Jones talked about their distanced relationship.
“That’s a chapter in my life that’s been gone,” Jones said referring to his relationship with Max B. “I don’t even think about that no more. You dig? It’s nothing for me to talk about, when someone’s locked up, what could I say? I’m not one of those people who likes to kick a n*gga when he’e down. … I put a lot of money in that boy’s pockets. He had a chance to be as big as Drake. A lot of these artists right now that are singing and being very melodic, a lot of that came from that boy’s whole catalogue. Wiz Khalifa will tell you right now that he studied his music word for word and took a lot of his wave and put it on songs.” (Rap Radar)