Los Angeles, CA
Rapper Soulja Boy was taken into custody at a court appearance earlier this month and charged with violating the terms of his probation after cops raided his home and found ammunition. Cops originally went to his home investigating a woman’s claims that Soulja Boy had her tied up in his home. Possessing ammunition or a weapon is a violation of Soulja’s Boy’s 2014 probation from a gun charge. Soulja Boy remained in custody as he awaited his court date to find out his fate. On Tuesday morning the judge gave his decision. After claiming to have considered slapping Soulja with as much as a 2-year stay at the County Jail, the judge settled on a 240-day jail sentence, according to TMZ (@tmz)
Soulja Boy was also sentenced to serve 265 days of community service upon release. The judge gave Soulja 40 days credit for time already served. So he’s probably looking at a September – November release date. I’m not sure if he should be happy, sad, or angry right now. All things considered, his sentence could’ve been a lot worse. At least he’ll be out before the year is over.
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.”