Pooh Shiesty Sentenced to Five Years in Prison
In his federal guns case, the 22-year-old rapper—born Lontrell Williams Jr.—was sentenced to 63 months in jail on Wednesday.
More than three months after Pooh Shiesty pled guilty to a firearms conspiracy charge resulting from an alleged armed robbery at a Florida hotel, U.S. District Judge Kevin Michael Moore announced the decision in Miami Federal Court on Wednesday.
In October 2020, the rapper was accused of shooting Brandon Cooper, a 28-year-old man, when he allegedly met up with the victim to buy marijuana and footwear.
Prosecutors said the illegal transaction took a drastic turn, when Pooh Shiesty and his friends took the items without paying. Pooh Shiesty was accused of shooting Cooper in the buttocks before he and his crew fled the scene in a rented McLaren.
As they drove away, a bag containing more than $40,000 in cash fell from the vehicle. Police managed to link the money to the rapper by referencing a serial number on a bill that was posted on Pooh Shiesty’s Instagram.
Despite Cooper’s survival, Pooh Shiesty was charged with four counts in connection with the shooting; however, prosecutors agreed to remove three of the initial counts, including one that carried a possible sentence of life in prison, as part of the 2022 plea agreement. After pleading guilty to a single weapons conspiracy charge, he was facing an eight-year jail sentence.
“Listen, nobody’s happy to go to prison, but he was happy the judge listened to our argument, and the judge received the argument well. He was satisfied with the outcome,” his attorney, Bradford Cohen, told Rolling Stone. “We’re happy with the decision of the court.”