Pooh Shiesty is facing major facing legal issues since 2020. The Memphis rapper will finally learn his fate this spring. His sentencing hearing in his federal firearms case has been set for April in Florida.

Shiesty, real name Lontrell Williams Jr., will appear at 2 p.m. April 7 before District Judge K. Michael Moore at the United States Courthouse in Miami.  Pooh Shiesty was having the breakout year 2021 with signing to Gucci Mane’s label 1017, the release of successful mixtape Shiesty Season. And hit collaboration with Lil Durk “Back In The Blood” all in a short span of time. Shiesty even released a new freestyle titled “Federal Contraband” which is recorded over a jail phone.

He got arrested on several charges of robbery, possessing firearms, and shooting. On January 4, 2022, the rapper pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to possess a firearm. After pleading guilty Shiesty addressed his fans online.

He uploaded an older photo of himself wearing his gleaming 1017 chain. He seemed to be sure that he will return home soon, which is encouraging. Pleading guilty prompted prosecutors to drop three other accusations against him. Which means he rapper is no longer facing a life sentence.

Prosecutors have suggested no more than an 8 year sentence. On Jan.13, Williams filed a motion to be granted bond and released pending his sentencing. Less than 24 hours after the filing, his motion was. That means Pooh will remain in a federal prison in Florida until his April sentencing. 

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Shifa Jahan

Shifa Jahan is a freelance writer from Bahrain currently pursuing her Masters degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, India. She is experienced in Copywriting, Academic Writing and loves to write about pop culture/ entertainment-news. Other interests include theatre, teaching, foreign languages and culture.

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