Report: Bobby Shmurda Has Prison Sentence Extended After Pleading Guilty To Promoting Prison Contraband

The Brooklyn rapper’s sentence could be extended by up to four years for attempting to smuggle a shank into Rikers Island in 2015.

February 03, 2017
Report: Bobby Shmurda Has Prison Sentence Extended After Pleading Guilty To Promoting Prison Contraband Brad Barket / Getty Images

Bobby Shmurda will have his prison sentence extended after accepting a plea deal for a 2015 charge of promoting prison contraband on Thursday, Billboard reports. The Brooklyn rapper admitted to attempting to carry a shank into Rikers Island.

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In October, Bobby Shmurda was sentenced to seven years in state prison for a weapons charge that stemmed back to his 2014 arrest. Shmurda's lawyer, Alex Spiro, told The FADER that, with time served, Shmurda could be out in approximately three and a half years for the weapons charge. The guilty plea for promoting prison contraband will extend his sentence by 1.3 to 4 years.

Prosecutors say that Shmurda obtained the "sharpened metal object" from his girlfriend Kimberly Rousseau during a visit to the prison. Rousseau also pleaded guilty to the same charge of promoting prison contraband.

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