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Rapper Bobby Shmurda sentenced to 7 years in prison after accepting plea bargain

September 9, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Rapper Bobby Shmurda sentenced to 7 years in prison after accepting plea bargain

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Rapper Bobby Shmurda accepted a plea bargain on Friday, which saw him plead guilty to conspiracy charges and will subsequently be sentenced to seven years in prison.

Shmurda took the deal offered by prosecutors days before he was set to stand trial next week for gang conspiracy in Manhattan Supreme Court, according to the New York Daily News.

Prosecutors maintained the 22-year-old rapper, whose real name is Ackquille Pollard, was the influential member of the notorious GS9 crew, a drug-dealing street gang that was responsible several shootings in the Brooklyn Burrough.

According to the terms of the plea agreement with the Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s office, Pollard will remain on five years probation, following the completion of his jail term.

Two of his co-conspirators and fellow members of G59 identified as Nicholas McCoy and Chad Marshall also accepted the same plea bargain.

Bobby Shmurda was facing 25 years to life in prison had he been found guilty.

During the court proceeding, prosecutors also offered a fifteen-year plea deal to a fourth defendant, Santino Broderick, who faced additional charges.

According to the Daily News, Broderick was heard telling his attorney Kevin Canfield, “Fifteen? Dang. My life is over,” before rejecting the deal, instead choosing to take the case to trial starting next week.

Canfield responded to Broderick’s egregious decision, by telling his client ” Do you want 80 or you want 15,” referring to how much time he could face if convicted at trial.

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