Rapper Kodak Black Sentenced to Nearly 4 Years Behind Bars on Federal Gun Charges

Kodak Black has received his prison sentence on federal gun charges, according to reports. On Wednesday, November 13, it was reported by lawyer Mohammed Gangat that the Miami rapper has been sentenced to nearly four years behind bars; three years and 10 months.

The sentencing is half of the government’s recommended 8-year sentence; Kodak was facing up to 10 years in prison.

Kodak was also recently involved in an altercation with a prison guard while under the influence of a controlled substance. According to Gangat, a guard was attacked by Kodak and remains in the hospital awaiting surgery for a hernia-related injury after Kodak grabbed his groin and would not let go.

There is no word on whether that incident will result in additional charges and jail time for the rapper.

Jack Brook, who covers crime, courts and environment for the Miami Herald, also reported on Kodak’s altercation with a guard.

“South Florida rapper @KodakBlack1k sentenced to 46 months in prison today in Miami federal court. He also allegedly hospitalized a corrections officer a couple weeks ago—the officer requires surgery after Kodak Black reportedly grabbed his testicles and wouldn’t let go,” he wrote.

Kodak Black initially found himself in trouble on the federal gun charges after making a false statement on government paperwork when filing a firearms application. Kodak reportedly checked a “no” box on the application which asked if the applicant was under indictment for a felony. Because of a previous criminal sexual conduct case in 2016 which led to an indictment, Kodak’s application was false and he was arrested.

The Miami Herald adds:

One gun Black purchased for more than $2000 in January, a Sig MPXK9, later showed up at the scene of an attempted shooting with a live round in the chamber and Black’s fingerprints on it. The gun had been fired at two homes, including one with three children inside. “A rival rap artist was the intended target,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Bruce Brown said in a court filing to keep Black, whose legal name is Bill K. Kapri, behind bars. A federal judge denied Black a $550,000 bond on the weapons charges, citing his criminal history.

That is all the information that is available at this time. This article will be updated with new and relevant information should it become available at any time. If there is anything that we missed, please feel free to send an email to [email protected] and we will respond as soon as possible. 

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