Pooh Shiesty Pleads Guilty to Federal Conspiracy Charge

Pooh Shiesty Pleads Guilty to Federal Conspiracy Charge

Federal prosecutors have dropped three other charges against the Memphis rapper, relating to an October 2020 shooting in Florida

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Lontrell Dennell Williams, Jr. aka Pooh Shiesty, April 2021 (Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Pooh Shiesty has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of violent and drug-trafficking crimes, Rolling Stone reports. The charge stem from an October 2020 altercation in Florida, where the rapper allegedly shot a 28-year-old man in the buttocks while considering a purchase of sneakers and cannabis.

With Pooh Shiesty’s guilty plea, federal prosecutors dropped three other charges that could have resulted in a lifetime prison sentence. He could now face eight years in prison, though Magistrate Judge Lauren Fleischer Louis noted that such an outcome was not guaranteed, according to Rolling Stone.

Pitchfork has contacted representatives and lawyers for Pooh Shiesty for comment and more information.

In July, a federal judge in Miami ordered that Pooh Shiesty be held without bond, following his arrest for a June altercation in which a security guard was shot. The incident had occurred while Williams was out on bond for the 2020 charges.

In February 2020, Pooh Shiesty released his debut mixtape Shiesty Season, which featured his popular Lil Durk collaboration “Back in Blood.” Last month, the Memphis rapper shared “Federal Contraband (Freestyle).”

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