Pooh Shiesty has been sentenced to five years and three months in prison for his gun conspiracy conviction.
The 22-year-old Memphis rapper, real name Lontrell Donell Williams Jr., was indicted in June 2021 on four counts in connection with an October 2020 shooting outside a Florida hotel. Corresponding Rolling StoneProsecutors alleged Williams accepted a bag of marijuana and examined a pair of sneakers before pulling out a gun and firing, hitting the alleged victim in the buttocks.
Williams reached a plea deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to possess a firearm to further violent and drug trafficking crimes. On Wednesday, a judge in the Miami federal court sentenced him to 63 months in prison.
Three other charges against the “Back in Blood” rapper were dropped, including one alleging Williams fired the gun himself, which would have resulted in a much longer prison sentence.
Williams, who faced up to 97 months in prison, said he was “happy” with the decision.
“Listen, no one likes going to jail, but he was glad the judge listened to our argument and the judge took the argument well. He was happy with the outcome,” his attorney Bradford Cohen said. “We are satisfied with the court’s decision.”
The judge paid tribute to Williams for the year he had already spent in custody. With credit for good behavior, Williams could be out in about three and a half years.
Shiesty, who is signed to Gucci Manes 1017 Records, released his debut mixtape Shabby season in February 2021 with performances by Lil Durk, 21 Savage and Gucci. He has also collaborated with artists such as Jack Harlow and Coi Leray.