Bobby Shmurda Has Been Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison
Bobby Shmurda has been formally sentenced to seven years in state prison today in Manhattan Supreme Court. Last month, the 22-year-old Ackquille Pollard pled guilty on fourth-degree conspiracy and second-degree criminal weapons possession.
Billboard reports that Shmurda seemed upset during the hearing, saying “They lied to me,” at one point. “I was forced to take this sentence, I did not want to take this sentence,” he told the court. “I was forced by my attorney to take this plea.”
While his lawyer Alex Spiro hasn’t commented to the media about the sentencing, Shmurda’s mother Leslie Pollard—who was in Miami when she heard about the plea deal—expressed her disappointment.
“It was a whole setup,” she said. “The judge doesn’t know my son. He doesn’t care.”
Back in September, Spiro said that Shmurda will receive credit for the roughly two years he’s already spent in jail. Shmurda told Complex that he took the bargain to help his co-defendant Chad “Rowdy Rebel” Marshall. “They offered me five [years] and offered Rowdy 12. They said the only way they’ll give him seven is if I took seven, too. So, you know, I had to take one for the dawgs.”