BROWARD COUNTY, FL
Bill K. Kapri is a free man. I know you’re asking, “who the hell is Bill Kapri?” That’s your boy Kodak, who legally changed his name while he was in the bing.
Florida local news station, WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) reported, Kodak Black walked out of jail early Saturday morning and hopped into a black Bentley sport utility vehicle without saying much to the hordes of media that awaited him outside the jail.
“I don’t really talk too much” was all Kodak had to say to the press before he jumped in the Bentley truck and reportedly made his way to his mothers’ house to see his son.
Kodak Black pled guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon. He reportedly used his time behind bars wisely, earning his G.E.D and participating in other programs. While this chapter of his legal battles are over, Kodak still has a pending case in South Carolina. That one is for an alleged sexual assault. No word yet on when he will be headed to the studio, but fans of the 21-year old rap star is hoping it will be soon.
Former Trump Campaign Chairman, Paul Manafort has just had his bail revoked by a District Judge in a Washington DC federal courtroom and is headed to jail.
Manafort was in court today to answer to claims of witness tampering alleged by the prosecution. Manafort was free on house arrest as he awaited charges on bank fraud and money laundering. Prosecutors alleged that Manafort contacted multiple witnesses in an effort to get them to change testimony or not testify against him at all. The witnesses, most of whom were already working with prosecutors, told prosecutors of Manafort’s attempted contact immediately after it happened. One witnesses reportedly even recorded the call with Manafort. Manafort was taken into custody immediately after this morning’s court proceedings. Paul Manafort has two upcoming trials. One in Virginia and this one in DC. Manafort is expected to be held in a federal jail in the D.C. area until jail officials find a jail to house him until his DC trial begins in September.
This story is still breaking. More details to come on this story as details emerge. Stay tuned!
Kevin Hart and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin went to see Meek Mill in jail today. Shortly after, or maybe even during his visit, Kevin Hart put this post on his Instagram page
TMZ (@tmz) also reported about Meek’s pending release, and said that Meek would be freed within the hour. The wait is likely because he’s currently being processed out of the system which sometimes can take a little minute.
Meek was brought down to a Philadelphia jail, (not sure which one), from his prison for hearings on his prison sentence. Meek’s sentencing judge Grenece Brinkley’s 2-4 year prison sentence was overruled by the PA Supreme Court. This comes a week after prosecutors asked the judge to toss out Meek’s conviction because even prosecutors found the charge unjust. Brinkley refused to grant Meek a bail while his case was being heard by the Supreme Court. Meek gave TMZ a statement from lockup
“I’d like to thank God, my family, my friends, my attorneys, my team, at Roc Nation including Jay-Z, Desiree Perez, my good friend Michael Rubin, my fans, The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and all my public advocates for their love, support and encouragement during this difficult time. While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive.”
“To the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, I’m grateful for your commitment to justice, not only in this case, but for others that have been wrongfully jailed due to police misconduct. Although I’m blessed to have the resources to to fight this unjust situation, I understand that many people of color across the country don’t have that luxury and I plan to use my platform to shine light on those issues. In the meantime, I plan to work closely with my legal team to overturn this unwarranted conviction and look forward to reuniting with my family and resuming my music career.”
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Rapper Kodak Black has been sentenced to serve 364-days in jail. On the surface, it sounds a little heavy. A year is a long time. Not as much as say 20 or 30, but still a long time to be away from your friends, family, and loved ones. Kodak Black is probably seeing his 1-year jail sentence as a blessing right about now. Especially when you think about what type of numbers he could’ve been hit with.
Kodak Black was arrested on charges of gun and weed possession, and also neglecting a child. Today before being sentenced, all of those charges were tossed out by a judge. Kodak kind of brought the charges on himself when he posted an Instagram Live video back in January that appeared to show people smoking weed and packing guns in the same room an infant was in. Somebody called the police, and you know the rest. Most of the charges stemming from the raid on Kodak’s house were dropped. Kodak ended up being sentenced for a violation of probation for driving on a suspended license and associating with known felon involved or engaged in criminal activity. The violation was what earned Kodak the 364-day jail sentence. Kodak black was arrested in January and credited with time served. He will be eligible for release in about six months. A huge difference in what type of time he would’ve been looking at had he got convicted of the weapons, weed, and child endangerment charges. The best news about all of this for Kodak, is that when he’s released in six months he will be a free man. When he finishes this year in jail, his probation will be done. Kodak Black will be hitting the streets in six months without the worry of any type of court supervision. I don’t know about you, but I consider six months behind bars a fair trade off in order to regain your freedom from the claws of the Justice System again. What Kodak does with his freedom this time around will be up to him.