Bobby Shmurda is going to be stuck in jail until at least 2016. The Brooklyn rapper’s latest request for bail was denied and his trial for drug conspiracy charges has been moved to early next year.
Shmurda has a new a lawyer, but is still going through the same struggle in criminal court since he and his GS9 crew arrested back in December 2014.
Reports Page Six:
The rising Epic Records artist is being repped by a new lawyer, Alex Spiro of the high-powered law firm Brafman & Associates. Spiro appeared in court for the case Monday for the first time.
During the hearing, Judge James Burke set a new trial date of Feb. 22, but Spiro objected to the further delay and asked for his client to be released pending the trial.
But Special Narcotics Prosecutor Nigel Farinha argued that there had already been at least four bail applications that had been denied and that the case had only gotten stronger. He cited Shmurda’s ties to Florida and net worth of half a million dollars.
Burke denied the bail request.
Shmurda’s trial was initially supposed to commence in June 2015, but after a separate arrest that same month after getting caught with a shank, it was pushed to October. Now his case won’t heard until February 2016.
Recenty, Shmurda’s “Hot Ni**a” single was heard on the premiere episode of FOX drama Empire‘s second season.
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