Pooh Shiesty entered a plea deal with federal authorities on Tuesday, agreeing to plead guilty to a single firearms conspiracy crime, avoiding a possible life sentence for allegedly shooting a man in the buttocks at a Florida hotel.
Pooh Shiesty admits to faults
Prosecutors dropped the other multiple counts in his revised investigation after his conviction on Count 1, conspiracy to possess a firearm in continuation of violent and drug-trafficking crimes, including some of the most severe one accusing he shot a gun all through the encounter at the Landon Hotel in Bay Harbor Islands on Oct. 9, 2020.
Magistrate Judge Lauren Fleischer Louis approved the revised plea after advising that Pooh Shiesty’s future sentencing hearing before Chief Judge K. Michael Moore would not ensure the mutually proposed term of 97 months stipulated in the non-binding accord.
“If Judge Moore gives you a sentence that is higher than what you were hoping for, that will not be grounds to withdraw your plea. Do you understand?” During a hearing in federal court in Miami this afternoon, Judge Fleischer Louis remarked.
Shiesty, who has previously been in detention for seven months, said, “I understand.”
Pooh Shiesty released a new jailhouse freestyle titled “Federal Contraband” last month, in which he stressed his wish to be freed as quickly as possible.
“I’ll be back in a minute, and it won’t be long till I’m free,” Shiesty wrote on his Instagram account on Dec. 17.
While Pooh Shiesty’s admission of guilt does not ensure he will obtain the prosecutors’ proposed sentence, it does improve his case about how his points sum up to establish the sentencing laws.
According to a source close to Rolling Stone, his guilty plea reduces his total score by three points, which is significant.
The accused person shot in the buttocks, 28-year-old Brandon Cooper, was brought to trial in Florida on suspicion of participating in an extensive bank-fraud scheme, according to the Miami Herald. Shiesty’s judgment to work out a deal came after the incident.
“We’ve entered into plea negotiations because there have been developments in the case that I think changed the dynamics of the case,” Pooh Shiesty’s defense lawyer Bradford Cohen told Rolling Stone in October.
Since his arrest on June 9 for a different incident, Pooh Shiesty has been incarcerated. Weeks later, he was charged in the Landon Hotel case and ordered jailed without bail.
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