Feds Responded To Reality Star’s Appeal Of Sentence
Lawyers for the federal government said “Love & Hip Hop: New York’s” Mendeecees Harris isn’t entitled to any more breaks when it comes to his eight to 10 year sentence for drug trafficking.
Mendeecees filed an appeal of his eight to ten-year sentence for drug trafficking earlier this year. He argued that the judge sentenced him under expired guidelines, and was entitled to a three-year reduction in his sentence. Mendeecees also said that he got a long sentence when his courier role in the drug ring relatively minor compared with his codefendants.
Attorneys for the U.S. Attorney’s Office responded to Mendeecees’ appeal Oct. 20, contending that Mendeecees’ current prison sentence was already lenient given his role in the drug ring, and both he and his lawyer agreed to the time in lockup before they went in front of the judge. The feds also argued that the district court that presided on the original case didn’t have the authority to lower the married father’s sentence even if it wanted to, according to court papers obtained by BOSSIP.
Under his plea deal, Mendeecees pled guilty in 2015 to one count of felony conspiracy to distribute and possess more than 100 grams of heroin and more than 500 grams of cocaine. He admitted that he was part of a drug-running ring that would ferry the drugs from New York City to Upstate New York.
An appellate panel of judges will now rule on whether to grant Mendeecees’ request for a sentence reduction, or side with the feds and keep his sentence as is.