Pooh Shiesty was sentenced on Wednesday (April 20) to 5 years and three months in jail for a gun conspiracy conviction linked to an October 2020 incident in Florida.
The 22-year-old Memphis rapper, born Lontrell Williams, was sentenced by U.S. District Choose Kevin Michael Moore in Miami Federal Court docket following his plea deal with federal prosecutors to decrease his sentence.
In accordance with a replica of the deal filed in January, Shiesty copped to 1 cost of conspiracy to own a firearm in furtherance of violent and drug-trafficking crimes. In return, prosecutors dropped three different counts, together with a extra critical cost that Shiesty fired the weapon himself.
The costs towards him stem from an October 2020 taking pictures on the Landon Resort in Bay Harbor Islands, Fla. In accordance with prosecutors, Williams and two others drove to the lodge to purchase marijuana and a pair of high-end sneakers however ultimately ended up taking pictures the sellers they have been assembly. Each victims survived.
Williams was indicted in June on 4 counts associated to the taking pictures. Along with the costs of conspiracy to own a firearm and discharging a firearm, he was additionally hit with two further counts of theft in violation of the federal Hobbs Act. The case had been scheduled for trial in October, when Williams notified the court docket that he needed to achieve a plea settlement.
The choose gave Williams credit score for the 12 months he’s already spent in custody, in response to Rolling Stone. If he will get credit score for good conduct, Williams might be out of jail in about three and a half years.