G-Unit‘s Tony Yayo has weighed in on Max B‘s guilty verdict and he explained why he thinks Max’s lawyer may have cost him the case.
Focusing on a blog Max and his attorney Gerald Saluti posted earlier this year, the “Talk of New York” questioned the lawyer’s practices.
“It’s an unfortunate thing that happened to Max B,” Yayo said in an interview. “He just had a kid. I f*ck with Max. I f*ck with French [Montana]. I think he had bad representation with his lawyer. What lawyer do you know that’s gonna do a blog with you? That’s when I think everything got messed up. That blog f*cked it up. You know I’m always in trouble. When I have a case, I don’t do no press, nothing. If you don’t got a lawyer there telling you, ‘Shut the f*ck up,’ you’re f*cked up. The lawyer was wack. Your lawyer wants to sit there and do a blog with you? [Max’s] lawyer may not have been the one to handle a homicide.” (MTV)
Max released a statement from jail a day after receiving his guilty verdict.
“Thank you to all my fans for the continuous love and support during my trial,” Max said in a statement. “With the advice of my attorney, family and friends I’ve decided to appeal my conviction, with full belief that I will be found innocent of all charges. This has been a long journey but, I have full faith that there will be a positive outcome and I will be cleared of all erroneous allegations.” (All Hip Hop)
Max’s fate was announced last Tuesday (June 9) morning from a New Jersey courtroom.
Max B’s verdict was announced just moments ago in the Bergen County Court House. He along with his brother were found guilty of 9 out of 11 counts. Max B was detained immediately. His sentencing date is set for July 30, 2009. Witnesses state Max B kept his head up and “took his verdict like a man”. He did not break down once and remained strong through the entire verdict. His attorney plans to appeal the verdict. (Hip Hop Stan)
It was Max’s ex-girlfriend who accepted a plea deal and implicated him in the fatal 2006 robbery.
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)
Max is reportedly due back in court for sentencing on Thursday, July 30th.