Pooh Shiesty was sentenced to 5 years and three months in jail for his gun conspiracy conviction.
The 22-year-old Memphis rapper, whose actual identify is Lontrell Donell Williams Jr., was indicted in June 2021 on 4 counts in connection to an October 2020 taking pictures exterior a Florida lodge. Based on Rolling Stone, prosecutors alleged Williams accepted a bag of marijuana and examined a pair of sneakers earlier than he pulled out a weapon and fired, hitting the alleged sufferer within the buttocks.
Williams reached a plea cope with prosecutors and pleaded responsible to a single cost of conspiracy to own a firearm in furtherance of violent and drug-trafficking crimes. On Wednesday, a choose in Miami Federal Courtroom sentenced him to 63 months in jail.
Three different fees towards the “Again in Blood” rapper had been dropped, together with one which alleged that Williams fired the weapon himself, which might have resulted in a for much longer jail sentence.
Williams, who was going through as much as 97 months in jail, was “pleased” with the choice.
“Hear, no person’s pleased to go to jail, however he was pleased the choose listened to our argument, and the choose obtained the argument effectively. He was glad with the end result,” stated his lawyer, Bradford Cohen. “We’re pleased with the choice of the courtroom.”
The choose gave Williams credit score for the yr he’s already spent in custody. With credit score for good conduct, Williams may very well be out in about three-and-a-half extra years.
Shiesty, who's signed to Gucci Mane’s 1017 Data, launched his debut mixtape Shiesty Season in February 2021 that includes appearances from Lil Durk, 21 Savage, and Gucci. He has additionally collaborated with artists together with Jack Harlow and Coi Leray.