Prosecutors Said Bobby Shmurda Headed Violent GS9 Brooklyn Street Gang
Bobby Shmurda has agreed to seven year prison deal in his gang conspiracy case, capping a saga that stretched for nearly two years and stopping the case from going to trial.
The troubled rapper admitted his role the GS9 gang during a plea hearing Friday in Manhattan Supreme Court in exchange for the seven year deal, and pled guilty to conspiracy and criminal possession of a weapon.
“I plead guilty,” the subdued Shmurda, who was born Ackquille Pollard, told the Judge Abraham Clott before shaking his head and slumping into his seat.
Shmurda conceded that he did have a loaded gun on him when cops raided a Brooklyn apartment he and codefendant Alex McCoy were hanging out in two years ago.
“Now Mr. Pollard, is it your understanding that one June 3, 2014 at 106 Rockaway Parkway, you were in possession of a loaded firearm with someone else?” Judge Clott asked Shmurda.
“Yes your honor,” he replied.
Judge Clott said had Shmurda gone to trial, he would have faced up to 18 years on the weapons and conspiracy charges.
Prosecutors said Shmurda led the violent GS9 street gang, which terrorized Brooklyn with shootings and drug sales for almost two years.