Bobby Shmurda Sentenced To Four Years In Prison In Contraband Case


(AllHipHop News) Rapper Bobby Shmurda has reportedly been sentenced to four years behind bars in his prison contraband case.

The hip-hop star, real name Ackquille Pollard, was reprimanded in June, 2015 after he was caught in possession of a “sharpened metal instrument” while behind bars at New York’s notorious Rikers Island prison.

He allegedly received the object during a visit from his girlfriend, Kimberly Rousseau.

The 22-year-old pleaded not guilty after he was indicted on perjury, weapons possession and promoting prison contraband charges in July, 2015.

He faced up to seven years in prison if convicted, but in December, an assistant district attorney offered Shmurda a deal of one to four years under lockdown for the contraband charge and he accepted it.

In February, he pleaded guilty to one count of attempted promoting prison contraband and on Friday (April 7), he was reportedly sentenced to four years in prison.

The rapper will serve the time concurrent with his sentence for conspiracy and weapons possession, which he has already begun.

The news comes months after Pollard was sentenced to serve seven years behind bars for conspiracy to possess weapons and possession of a weapon in October.

That punishment stems from an arrest during a sting operation in Manhattan in 2014, when he was charged with counts of conspiracy to commit murder, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon and more.

Pollard’s other charges were dismissed as part of a plea deal and he was given credit for time served.