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Kevin Gates Sentenced to 30 Months

Kevin Jerome Gilyard, 31, known by his stage name of Kevin Gates, of Baton Rouge, La., pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm in connection with a 2013 arrest, according to court records. Police records show Gilyard originally was arrested on an unlawful possession of a handgun charge about 8:10 p.m. Oct. 29, 2013, in the 7200 block of South Stony Island Avenue.

Kevin Gates Sentenced 180 Days in Jail

Bridgeview Branch Court Judge Neil Linehan gave Gilyard credit for 34 days already spent in jail in the case, according to court records.

Gilyard at least twice had warrants issued for his arrest in the case, once in 2013 when he failed to show up in court, and once in December 2016, according to court records. He was back in custody at the end of March, according to court records, and had been held by authorities since.

Kevin Gates Sentenced to 30 Months

Gilyard, as Gates, broke onto the scene in 2013 with “The Luca Brasi Story” after a series of mixtapes that depicted the gritty side of his life. The critically lauded effort also brought the rapper into the major label sphere. He signed to Atlantic Records, and released “Stranger Than Fiction” shortly thereafter, the release that began his stint as a Billboard chart fixture.

Rapper Kevin Gates Found Guilty

Gates’ style couples rap and R&B-style singing, while hewing to the bleak, autobiographical style that he has said came from the “pain” of his life. His only studio album, the platinum-selling “Isiah” released in January 2016, reached No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200.

SOURCE: CT

United passenger launches legal action over forceful removal

Lawyers for the passenger dragged from a United Airlines plane in Chicago filed an emergency request with an Illinois state court on Wednesday to require the carrier to preserve video recordings and other evidence related to the incident.

Citing the risk of “serious prejudice” to their client, Dr. David Dao, the lawyers want United and the City of Chicago, which runs O’Hare International Airport, to preserve surveillance videos, cockpit voice recordings, passenger and crew lists, and other materials related to United Flight 3411.

Chicago’s Aviation Department said on Wednesday that two more officers had been placed on leave in connection with the April 9 incident, during which airport security officers dragged Dao from his seat aboard a United jet headed for Louisville, Kentucky. One officer was placed on leave on Tuesday.

Paul Callan, a civil and criminal trial lawyer in New York, said the public outcry over Dao’s treatment would likely push the airline to a quick and generous settlement.

“Because United has such a catastrophic PR problem, this case has a much greater value than such a case would normally have,” he said.

United Chief Executive Oscar Munoz on Wednesday apologized to Dao, his family and United customers in an ABC News interview, saying the company would no longer use law enforcement officers to remove passengers from overbooked flights.

“This can never, will never happen again,” he said.

Munoz is under pressure to contain a torrent of bad publicity and calls for boycotts against United unleashed by videos that captured Dao’s rough treatment by airline and airport security staff.

Dao was removed to make room for additional crew members, United said.

Footage from the incident shows Dao, bloodied and disheveled, returning to the cabin and repeating: “Just kill me. Kill me,” and “I have to go home.”

As of Tuesday, Dao was still in a Chicago hospital recovering from his injuries, his lawyer said.

On Wednesday, United said it would compensate all passengers on board the flight the cost of their tickets.

Munoz said United would be examining the way it compensates customers who volunteer to give up seats on overbooked planes, adding that it would likely not demand that seated passengers surrender their places.

 

SOURCE: REUTERS

YFN Lucci Arrested at Gunpoint, 3 Weapons Found

YFN Lucci spent a bit of time in police custody on Saturday, April 1. In fact, the ATL rapper’s arrest is said to have involved drama, as he reportedly found himself facing the barrels of several police firearms before being detained.

YFN Lucci Arrested at Gunpoint, 3 Weapons Found

According to the police report, YFN ignored orders to pull over as police trailed his ride in downtown Atlanta. The rapper did eventually get around to complying, but did so under duress, with officers having trained their guns on him as he slowly exited the vehicle. While no substance was recovered, the car reportedly reeked of marijuana. Three weapons were reportedly recovered.

YFN Lucci Arrested at Gunpoint, 3 Weapons Found

YFN Lucci would later take to Twitter to confirm his arrest on Sunday, writing, “I went to jail last night man I swear when u living they just won’t let u live.” Shortly after being taken in he was released and flown out to Florida on a private jet, where he’d perform a show at around 2 a.m. in Ocala.

SOURCE: VLADTV

LHH’s Mendeecees Denied Shorter Sentence

Mendeecees Harris is going to have to do all his time. The Love & Hip Hop star was denied his request to have his 8-year sentence for drug trafficking reduced.

LHH Mendeecees Denied Shorter Sentence
According to the Democrat & Chronicle, in early March, U.S. District Judge Frank Geraci Jr. denied Harris’ request to have his federal drug distribution sentence lessened by up to a third.

Harris claims that he was actually a mule, rather than a proper drug dealer, and this was not considered when he was sentenced.

LHH Mendeecees Denied Shorter Sentence
Reportedly, Harris’ attorney, Dawn Florio, argued that Harris was a “minor player” in the interstate drug trafficking network he was a part of.
Reports D&C:

In her papers, she highlighted the community work performed by Harris, who pleaded guilty to the crime and forfeited $170,000 he earned from the show and public appearances while awaiting his sentencing.
As often as two to four times a week before his sentencing, Harris met with youth organizations, imploring the teenagers and kids to stay away from crime, Florio wrote.
“Youth sent about 100 letters to Harris, thanking him and relaying how inspirational his presentations were to them,” Florio wrote, noting that Harris has a job once he leaves prison. He is expected to return to the show once free.
Prosecutors responded that, while Harris was not a kingpin in the network, his role could not be considered minimal. Harris and two others admitted to the drug trafficking from 2006 to 2008, and are now in prison. The leader, Ronald Walker, received a 10-year sentence and forfeited $1.5 million, a 2012 Land Rover, and properties in Queens and Georgia.

SOURCE: HHW

Kodak Black Arrested for Violation

Kodak Black has landed himself back in jail after violating his probation, according to XXL. The Florida rapper appeared in court on Tuesday (February 28), and he was taken into custody for violating terms of his house arrest. He’s currently serving five years probation for various charges, including kidnapping and assault, and gun possession.

Kodak Black Arrested for Violation Documents reveal that Kodak failed, “to remain confined to his approved residence except for one half hour before and after approved employment, public service work, or any other special activities approved by the officer […] on various times and dates, as evidenced from the pictures on video showing the offender at various places that were not approved.”

Kodak Black Extradited to South Carolina

Among the places Kodak wasn’t approved to visit include Club Lexx strip club in Miami on or around Feb. 1, and Adrien Broner‘s boxing match in Cincinnati on February 18. Kodak also failed to attend anger management classes “and be responsible for the payment of any costs incurred while receiving said treatment, unless waived.”

The “Tunnel Vision” rapper is currently on tour and expected to perform in NYC tomorrow, March 1.

SOURCE: VLADTV

Kenya Moore Pulls Out A Gun On Three Trespassers

Kenya Moore gave intruders a dose of reality. “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star whipped out a gun on what appeared to be two men and one woman after she spotted them trespassing her home.

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“If you come over here, you are going to get a motherf–king cap in your a– … I will shoot and I will ask questions later,” the 45-year-old warned the public in an angry Instagram video following the scare. “These are home invasions, robberies, rapists … What if your children or loved ones were threatened in this way?” Moore wrote in the post.

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On Saturday, “The Celebrity Apprentice” star posted two screenshots of the individuals caught on her security camera, further offering a reward for anyone able to track down the suspects.

“Anyone who is bold enough to commit a crime, endanger themselves and others needs to be punished. Please help me identify these people. $1,000 reward.”

Moore included as much details on the incident as she could recollect.

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“They climbed over a wall in order to circumvent my security gates and wall being bricked. They were driving a white car. The female was recording on her phone the entire time,” she said.

“Men showing up at your door is an immediate threat. Things could have ended badly and all 3 will be criminally prosecuted.

SOURCE: WWF

Troy Ave Shot While Driving

<a class=”zem_slink” title=”Troy Ave” href=”http://www.troyave.com/&#8221; target=”_blank” rel=”homepage”>Troy Ave</a> is in <a class=”zem_slink” title=”Medical state” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_state&#8221; target=”_blank” rel=”wikipedia”>stable condition</a> after being shot twice once in the arm and once in the head.

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The shooters are still at large. Troy Was driving his <a class=”zem_slink” title=”Maserati” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maserati&#8221; target=”_blank” rel=”wikipedia”>Maserati</a> on E 91st St &amp; Linden Blvd when he was shot around 4pm. Prayers for Troy and a speedy recovery.
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