Pooh Shiesty, an American rapper, has pleaded guilty to a single firearms conspiracy charge as part of a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, which means he is no longer facing a possible life sentence for allegedly shooting a man in the buttocks at a Florida hotel.
According to Rolling Stone, the charge stems from an October 2020 incident in Florida in which the rapper allegedly shot a 28-year-old man in the buttocks while discussing the purchase of sneakers and cannabis.
With Pooh Shiesty’s guilty plea, federal prosecutors dropped three additional charges that could have resulted in a life sentence in prison.
Magistrate Judge Lauren Fleischer Louis accepted the new plea after cautioning Shiesty’s future sentencing hearing before Chief Judge K. Michael Moore that the jointly recommended sentence of no more than 97 months outlined in the non-binding agreement was not guaranteed.
“If Judge Moore sentences you to a sentence that is greater than what you hoped for, you will not be able to withdraw your plea.” “Do you get it?” Judge Fleischer Louis stated this during a hearing in federal court in Miami this afternoon.
“I understand,” Shiesty, who has already been detained for seven months, replied.
According to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida, the rapper could face up to 20 years in federal prison. However, no date for sentencing has been set.
Following his arrest for a June altercation in which a security guard was shot, a federal judge in Miami ordered Pooh Shiesty, whose legal name is Lontrell Williams, to be held without bond in July. Williams was out on bond for the 2020 charges at the time of the incident.