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Rapper Pooh Shiesty Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison Over 2020 Shooting.

todayApril 28, 2022

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Pooh Shiesty pleaded guilty to his involvement in the Florida shooting in January
Pooh Shiesty pleaded guilty to his involvement in the Florida shooting in January

Lawyer Says He’s ‘Happy’

A Florida judge has sentenced rapper Pooh Shiesty to five years and three months behind bars for his role in an October 2020 shooting outside of a Florida hotel.

U.S. District Judge Kevin Michael Moore of the Southern District Court of Florida handed down the sentence to the 22-year-old rapper –– born Lontrell Williams –– Wednesday.

In January, the “Back In Blood” rapper plead guilty to a single charge of conspiring to possess firearms in furtherance of crimes of violence and drug trafficking which had a maximum of eight years and one month in prison. He had been facing three more charges –– life felonies.

Pooh Shiesty’s lawyer Bradford Cohen tells PEOPLE the rapper and his team are pleased that the judge listened to their arguments and opted not to sentence the rapper to the maximum.

“The federal sentencing guidelines placed him at a high end of 107 months, the government agreed to not seek more than 97 months. [and] we argued that the guidelines weren’t appropriately applied and requested 63 months,” he tells PEOPLE. “The judge agreed after a 2-hour hearing in the matter.”

“We are pleased that he took all the evidence and argument into consideration and look forward to Lontrell having a successful career in the future.”

 

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