The Miami rapper could have received a maximum of 10 years in prison.
Rapper Kodak Black has been sentenced to 46 months in federal prison, according to the Miami Herald. The rapper pleaded guilty to weapons charges from his arrest ahead of his Miami Rolling Loud festival performance in May.
Rolling Stone reports, the 22-year-old artist whose real name is Bill K. Kapri could have received a maximum of 10 years in prison. His lawyers pushed for 37 to 44 months or fewer, while the state requested 46 to 57 months. Additionally, Kapri was accused of falsifying information on federal forms to purchase three firearms from a gun shop in Miami. According to Rolling Stone, “authorities claimed one of those weapons was found at the scene of a shooting in Pompano Beach, Florida.”
Kapri originally pleaded not guilty to the aforementioned charges and was released on $550,000 bond and house arrest. Federal prosecutors reportedly appealed the decision and he was “imprisoned without bond.” Notably, the Rolling Stone report states “the judge overseeing the appeal called Kapri ‘a danger to the community’ and suggested he wouldn’t be able to stay out of trouble even under house arrest.”
Kapri faces drug, weapons and sexual assault charges in other states, according to the Rolling Stone report.
Source: Rolling Stone
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