Bobby Shmurda has posted $2 million bail after spending more than six weeks in Rikers Island on charges of conspiracy, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon and criminally using drug paraphernalia, the New York Times reports.
This comes just days after Bobby, born Ackquille Pollard, pleaded not guilty to those charges Thursday, Jan. 30 in Manhattan Supreme Court.
Bobby and his attorney Kenneth Montgomery tapped the services of celebrity bail bondsman Ira Judelson to arrange the release. NYC reportedly has up to 72 hours to review the bail package.
“If the city is playing fair, there will be no need for a hearing,” Montgomery said, according to the NY Times.
If all goes as planned, Bobby will be free as he awaits his upcoming April 22 court hearing.
Epic Records had no role in helping to secure Bobby’s bond.
Bobby Shmurda and GS9 were arrested Dec. 17 after a recording session at Quad Studio. Their arrests follow a long-term investigation by the NYPD for their suspected involvement in gang-related shootings and drug trafficking in NYC, according to the New York Daily News. Police reportedly seized 21 guns during their investigation, 10 of them during the crew’s highly publicized arrests.
Bobby is alleged to have been involved in two shootings in early 2014, according to court documents obtained by the AP. He allegedly fired a gun toward a crowd of people outside a barbershop in Brooklyn earlier this year. He was also allegedly present last year during a shootout between rival gangs outside a Brooklyn courthouse.
If convicted, Bobby faces eight to 25 years in prison.
XXL presented a full list of Bobby’s charges on their website.
The newly signed Epic Records artist was arrested this past summer after police found him in possession of firearm, according to court documents obtained by the New York Post.
Bobby was allegedly spotted by police brandishing a firearm at his Brownsville apartment on June 3. He was arrested after trying to stash the weapon in a couch. He was later reportedly released on $10,000 bail.
Bobby was subsequently charged with felony criminal possession of weapon, which carries a maximum of 15 years in prison.
Members of Bobby’s GS9 camp were involved in an October shooting that sparked mass chaos at Fat Tuesday’s nightclub in Miami Beach. The alleged gunmen were driving a black Infiniti when they fired several shots at rivals.
Police were able to nab two suspects that included Alex Crandon, 20, of Brooklyn, NY; and Dimitri Mara Bastien, 22, of Bayshore, NY. According to a police report, Crandon was arrested for driving with a suspended license and Bastien was arrested for marijuana possession and possession of counterfeit currency.
Crandon and Bastien were not charged with the shooting.
Miami Beach Police Officers say the shooting incident was a retaliation shooting for a murder that occurred in Brooklyn, NY about four to five years ago, 7 News of Miami reports.
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