Bobby Shmurda’s lawyer has dropped his application to post the rapper’s $2 million bail and get him out of jail, BOSSIP has learned.
A website Dec. 3 reported that a judge shot Shmurda’s bail application down, but court transcripts obtained by BOSSIP show that Shmurda’s lawyer Alex Spiro requested that the bail application be retracted, though it was unclear why because the lawyers and judge discussed the matter off the record.
Spiro made the admission after a closed-door meeting with the judge and the assistant district attorneys from the Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s Office about bail and evidence in Manhattan Supreme Court.
“Mr. Spiro, what is your current position on the surety exam and review?” Judge James Burke asked Smurda’s lawyer.
“Yes your honor, we are not moving forward with the surety hearing at this time,” Spiro told the judge.
That means Shmurda may have to continue to stay locked up until his gang conspiracy case goes to trial next month.
Prosecutors said Shmurda, who was born Ackquille Pollard, led the GS9 gang which plagued Brooklyn with shootings and drugs. He’s pled not guilty to the charges and rejected a plea deal that would’ve sent him to prison for eight years.
The judge Thursday also changed Shmurda’s bail conditions, meaning he can now only use cash or a surety bond to go free.
Shmurda has been locked up since Dec. 18 on the charges, and is due back in court Jan. 11 for trial.
via – BOSSIP