Pooh Shiesty, a rapper, was sentenced to 5 years and 3 months in prison on Wednesday for a firearms conspiracy charge stemming from an altercation outside a Florida hotel back in October 2020 that resulted in a man being shot in the butt cheeks.
Given that he had reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors that allowed for a sentence of up to eight years and one month in prison, the 22-year-old Memphis native, born Lontrell Williams, was “happy” with the judgment from U.S. District Judge Kevin Michael Moore in Miami Federal Court, according to his lawyer.
“Listen, nobody’s happy to go to prison, but he was happy the judge listened to our argument, and the judge received the argument well. He was satisfied with the outcome,” says defense attorney Bradford Cohen.
Williams was given credit for the year he had previously served in detention, according to the judge. Williams might be released in 3 and a half years if he gets credit for good behavior.
In January, Williams pleaded guilty to a single count of weapons conspiracy. Cohen maintained that his client wasn’t the one who shot the weapon in the failed Florida drug deal just outside of the Landon Hotel in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, on Oct. 9, 2020.
He also refuted the prosecution’s claim that Williams was a robbery suspect. According to court documents, his client was attempting to buy a small amount of liquid codeine for personal use from somebody he knew.