Kodak Black Is Not Getting Out Of Jail Anytime Soon
By Peyton Blakemore
May 30, 2019
Kodak Black will remain behind bars for the foreseeable future.
According to WPLG Local 10 news, on Wednesday (May 29), Judge Federico Moreno ruled the 21-year-old rapper a "danger to the community" in Florida, revoking his previously set $500,000 bond. "I’m very concerned with the type of guns he wanted to get a hold of ... and that he has a prior [criminal history]," Judge Moreno said per The Miami Herald.
The judge's bond denial now means that Kodak, who is also facing up to 30 years in prison for an on-going sexually assault case, will remain behind bars until his weapons case is brought to trial over the summer.
As previously reported, the "Pimpin Ain't Eazy" rapper was arrested at Rolling Loud Festival earlier this month, and slapped with a two-count indictment (that could put him away for 10 years) after a grand jury found he made false statements to try and purchase firearms. Kodak was granted a pre-trial release if he could post a $500k bond. However, state prosecutors appealed the judge's order and asked that he be kept behind bars because of his lengthy rap sheet.
Earlier this month, new documents, obtained by The Blast, surfaced, showing that prosecutors are accusing Kodak of using at least one of the illegal weapons in a March shooting. Prosecutors claimed in the docs that Kodak purchased three illegal guns in February and used one of them in a non-lethal shooting that involved a "rival rap artist." They reportedly found the weapon with his fingerprints at the scene of the crime. In addition to the fingerprints, witnesses are said to have described two vehicles leaving the scene of the shooting, one of them being identified as a Porsche Panamera," which investigators determined Kodak had rented, The Blast reports.
The Feds also claimed to have witnesses that put Kodak at the scene of the crime.
Despite the alleged evidence, the South Florida rapper's attorney Bradford Cohen told TMZ last week that he had not seen any report about Kodak's fingerprints being on any gun. He added, prosecutors admitted that the weapon found on at the scene was never fired. And in regards to the reported witnesses, Bradford said, "Witnesses came forward to us as well and stated they did not see Kodak Black at the scene that night."
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