Judge to Ja Rule: These Broke Niccas Gotta Post Their Own Bail

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

The judge has ruled that Ja Rule’s co-defendants must come up with their own bail money, even after Ja made some type of arrangements for it to be paid:

State Supreme Court Justice Micki Scherer said Wednesday (Feb 27), that Ja, born Jeffrey Atkins, “put himself in the position of perhaps controlling the outcome of the case,” adding that she felt it could pose a big problem. Ja Rule was arrested on July 22 along with limo driver Mohamed Gamal and Ja’s road manager, Dennis Cherry, following a Lil’ Wayne concert at the Beacon Theater in New York. The charges resulted from a .40 caliber handgun discovered in the rapper’s Maybach by police, who searched the vehicle after detecting the smell of marijuana. The following day, Ja posted Gamal and Cherry’s combined $170,000 bond, as well as his own $150,000 bond, using his $3.5 million Saddle River, NJ home as collateral. Attorney Stacey Richman, who represents all three men, said the defense would make other arrangements for Gamal and Cherry’s bail. Prosecutors in the case are also seeking to obtain DNA evidence from the three defendants, to determine the rightful owner of the recovered handgun.

Good luck to them. SMH at Ja having to use his house as collateral. He might have to find a new hustle. The rap game ain’t too good to people these days.


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  • Flygirl


  • Flygirl

    Wow times are tough that nicca better get a J.O.B.

  • Notahn

    He needs a reality show…


    Look at Ja’s stache…

  • Ydatzy

    What is SMH?

  • Tee-Tee

    Jeff need to start endorsing Soul Glo….

    Sings: “Just let your Sooouuuullll Glllloooooo and be all so sikly smooth…”

  • da darkness

    looooooser man. hey Free t.i.

  • happynappywr

    I’ve been reading this blog for a while and I still dont know what “SMH” means. Will some please tell me what it means.


    Shaking My Head…

  • http://myspace.com/keifk Keif K

    rule give it up, check out my hot new tracks at myspace.com/keifk

  • ewww

    he look like a broke wanna be temptation!

  • Cage

    That IS an old pic but it still doesnt explain why he didnt line that stashe up… It’s a wash for this cat though he better cop a brownstone or somethin..

  • T-Real (Ain't he some gorgeous eye candy?)

    Which would you choose if you needed bail?

    1. Cash on hand

    2. House

    Posting bail is not giving something that you will not get back. The only way they will take his home is if he doesn’t show up for court. Bail is nothing more than collateral in the judicial system.

  • RIP Omar Little

    Why can’t these idiots stay out of jail and SAVE their money? It’s unbelievable.

  • Whatchaknoaboutdat?

    I still like Ja… I hope he makes it out of this mess with his wallet in tack.

  • Rkelly


  • mspeay


  • getyourhandouttamypocket

    Wow…still got the jheri. You know times are hard when you just give up and start wearing a curl. I wonder if he leaves the house with a curl cap on his head.

  • baby

    i’m not feeling that mustache-beard combo…

  • http://text-support.com Scooby Dubious

    I guess celebrity is a bubble economy just like real estate and stock crazes. You coast along on asset hyperinflation without any idea that the underlying asset values are cratering. Then you run out of gullible buyers for your asset at the very moment when some shock to the system staggers its overall credibility. Assets fall in a dead drop to normal values (which are modest at best), and you have to write off large losses in paper wealth.

    Ja Rule is back at the baseline of his actual brand value as an entertainer: negligible. The market, as determined by hype and speculation (PR and expansions into fashion, sports, film) has collapsed. The next step is asset selloff at huge discounts (hawking albums on street corners, reality TV appearances, concerts at Six Flags). The end stage is the MC Hammer effect, living in a twilight of quasi-fame/ridicule and complete obscurity, getting by on licensing fees to put your name on pep pills.

  • NotoriousOne


    @ Cage…

    Both wrong for that ‘stache comment and making me scroll back up to peep that ish. Too funny! Obviously his stylist was on vacation…LOL

  • getyourhandouttamypocket

    It’s the Hip-Hop Cookie Monster!!!!

  • Don King

    @ Scooby Dubious, thrid best post I’ve ever read and 100 percent accurate. Real talk.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=112604302 FineAsWine*****Wizzo is FAN-TAS-TA-RAS-TIC SCRATCH MY AZZ PUH-LEASE U KNOW U KNOW ME!!



  • NotoriousOne

    @ T-Real…what’s good this morning?

    On point w/ the judicial system lesson. Of course there is still a “fee” charged against your bail, even if you show up for your hearing. You know they all about hitting you up for some kinda $$$.

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