Last year, a judge sentenced Mendeecees to eight to ten years in federal lockup after he admitted to being part of a drug ring that trafficked cocaine and heroin from New York City to Upstate New York. He is currently serving his sentence in a federal lockup in Pennsylvania.
Florio, Mendeecees’ lawyer, also said the government mischaracterized Mendeecees’ involvement in the drug ring. She said the feds said he dealt drugs for “years” when in fact he admitted he did traffic the hard stuff from 2006 through 2008.
She also said the government’s assertion that Mendeecees’ distributed several kilos of drugs was another mischaracterization. Florio said he was more like a courier, collecting the illicit product from one person and handing them over to another. She said that means he deserves less blame than his co-defendants.
“There are no clear allegations that the defendant acted as a broker, set any prices nor was aware of the full scope of the criminal enterprise,” Mendeecees lawyer said in court docs.
The lawyer contends those factors weren’t considered when the judge handed down Mendeecees’ sentence.
“Justice has been served and the defendant’s release would benefit the community…” Mendeecees’ lawyer wrote.
Mendeecees has been a model prisoner since getting locked up, going to rehab and taking classes on fitness, parenting and financial management, his court papers state.
A judge hasn’t yet ruled on the decision.