Rapper Bobby Shmurda cops seven year plea deal in gang conspiracy case – He was facing 25 to life

Rapper Bobby Shmurda of the “Shmoney Dance” fame takes seven-year plea deal in gang conspiracy case

Prosecutors maintained Ackquielle Pollard, aka ‘Bobby Shmurda’, was the “driving force” behind GS9, a street crew  responsible for several shootings in Brooklyn, NY

Charged with conspiracy to commit murder and assault, weapons possession, reckless endangerment and criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

The 21-year-old musician was facing 25 years to life

Shmurda and his GS9 crew members, Alex “A-Rod” Crandon and Rashid “Rasha” Derissant will be serving a combined 158 1/2 years for gang-banging

Bobby Shmurda1.jpgFour months before his arrest, Rapper Bobby Shmurda  was on top of the world having just caught his break
Rapper Bobby Shmurda who once claimed that the cops who busted him on a felony gun charge targeted him and his friends because they’re black, pled  guilty to his role in a gang conspiracy and will be heading behind bars for seven years.

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Earlier in the trial Bobby claimed in court docs that cops have had it out for him because of his anti-police raps … adding the very same officers who arrested him in 2014 harassed him and his friends before.
Shmurda, whose real name is Ackquielle Pollard, took the deal just days before he was set to stand trial for conspiracy in Manhattan Supreme Court.
Prosecutors maintained the “Shmoney Dance” phenom was the “driving force” behind a street crew called called GS9 that was responsible for several shootings in Brooklyn.
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Shmurda in court during the trial. Shmurda and his crew members Alex “A-Rod” Crandon and Rashid “Rasha” Derissant, members of this GS9 crew will be serving a combined 158 1/2 years for murder
in 2014 When Bobby Shmurda, at 20-year-old was responsible for 102 million YouTube views, a $2 million record deal and the international “Shmoney Dance” craze. became one of 16 members of the East Brooklyn gang  GS9  to go on trial for Conspiracy, weapons possession and second-degree murder.
Shmurda in an interview with Billboard from the Manhattan Detention Complex  where he was to spend two years because he could not afford the bail said;
“When I see the judge and the DA, I just see a bunch of people trying to take my life away for being blessed,” said Shmurda, “When I look at them, it looks like a bunch of haters.”
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Four months earlier Shmurda’s track “Hot Boy” reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
“Everything felt like the best moment of my life,” Shmurda says. “Everything.”
In the early hours of  Dec. 17, 2014 nine days after the rap artist appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote his ‘Shmurda She Wrote EP,’ cops interrupted his recording session at Times Square’s Quad Studios. simultaneously Police rounded up 15 GS9 members, including Shmurda’s older brother, Javase.
According to police reports, officers also seized 10 weapons in the sweep, along with a small quantity of crack.
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Shmurda – grace to grass: Social media made him famous overnight, it also turned the searchlight on a life he says he was trying to escape. It brought him and his crew to the attention of the cops
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The rapper made his name from the music video Hot N****. sat in jail since 2014 awaiting trial on drugs and weapons charges. He took a plea just before he went on trial
The NYPD and Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s Office handed out indictments to the gang members based on a year-long investigation that accused GS9 members of 101 counts, including conspiracy, second-degree murder (for a 2013 bodega shooting), attempted murder (for a 2014 shooting that struck an innocent bystander) and reckless endangerment (for June gunfire outside a Brooklyn barbershop).
NYPD Commissioner William Bratton said GS9 stood for “G-Stone Crips” adding, “This gang … gloated about murder, shooting and drug-dealing in YouTube videos and viral dance moves.”
Police maintained that “the driving force behind the GS9 gang and organizing figure within this particular conspiracy” was one Ackquille Pollard, aka Bobby Shmurda.  Prosecutors charged Shmurda with conspiracy to commit murder and assault, weapons possession, reckless endangerment and criminal use of drug paraphernalia. While the prosecution has not identified a GS9 hierarchy, it says his “status” made others defer to him.

Acquille Pollard aka Bobby Shmurda took the deal just days before he was set to stand trial for conspiracy in Manhattan Supreme Court.
 Shmurda took the deal just days before he was set to stand trial for conspiracy in Manhattan Supreme Court.

“That shit is bullshit,” insists Shmurda. Asked about the charges, he says, “Bullshit.” He offers, “I come from a bad neighborhood. They’re upset that somebody my age made it out and is making so much money.”
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Pollard spent the entire trial period in jail, unable to make bail which had been set at $2 million, the same amount as his Epic contract.
After the fixed seven-year term, Shmurda will be on probation for five years, according to the terms of the plea agreement worked out with the Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s office.
Shmurda allegedly headed the trigger-happy GS9 crew that took on other Brooklyn gangs and ran a drug operation. He faced up to 25 years to life in prison had he been convicted at trial.
Several members of the GS9 Crew have already been convicted for the same set of charges.
Alex “A-Rod” Crandon was sentenced to 3 1/3 years in prisons, in May

Alex “A-Rod” Crandon, 22, member of Bobby Shmurda’s GS9 gang slammed with 53 1/3 years in prison for murder

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Rashid Derissant who was sentenced to 98 1/3 years for his role inn the gs9 gang
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Rashid Derissant, 24, (left) a gangster withh ties to rapper Bobby Smurda (right and insert), was given 98-year prison term after being found guilty of a string of gang-related charges

during sentencing, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Abraham Clott ripped 22-year-old Alex Crandon who participated in a murder, shootings and other violent ordeals that terrorized East Flatbush over a two year period.
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Clott, who earlier that week sentenced Rashid Derissant, 24, to 98 years in prison, dismissed Crandon’s dispassionate pleas for sympathy as he mumbled through a statement.
“Please allow me the opportunity to become a productive citizen and raise my daughter to become one also,” he said.
Alex “A-Rod” Crandon and Rashid “Rasha” Derissant, are the two members of the gang charged with the killing of a member of rival gang, “Brooklyn’s Most Wanted,” on Feb. 8, 2013, outside a Brooklyn bodega.

 

 

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