Kodak Black attends the 4th Annual TIDAL X: Brooklyn at Barclays Center of Brooklyn in New York, NY, on October 23, 2018.

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Judge Reverses Bail Decision for Kodak Black

May 30, 2019

from rhymeswithsnitch


Last week rapper Kodak Black was arrested at the Rolling Loud concert in Miami after being linked to a shoot-out in Pompano Beach [click here if you missed that].

Kodak has been denied bail...

From NBC Miami 

Federal prosecutors in Miami on Wednesday successfully appealed a judge's decision to release rapper Kodak Black on bond after his arrest for a weapons violation.

In a hearing in U.S. District Court, Judge Federico Moreno said the 21-year-old rapper was a "danger to the community" based on his lengthy criminal record.

Prosecutors say that on two occasions Black had falsified information on federal forms to purchase firearms from a Miami-area gun shop. Black purchased a 9 mm handgun, a .380-caliber handgun and a semi-automatic Mini Draco weapon, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Bruce Brown.

The rapper pleaded not guilty, and a judge previously granted his release on $550,000 bond and house arrest. Moreno overturned that decision, saying the type of weapons purchased by Black was concerning. The judge suggested it was unlikely Black could remain out of trouble even if placed under supervised house arrest.

When asked about why Black needed firearms, his attorney, Bradford Cohen, responded that the rapper faced security threats from gangs and other rivals.

Authorities said one of the weapons purchased by Black was found at the scene of a recent shooting in nearby Pompano Beach.

The rapper also faces drug, weapons and sexual assault charges in other states. He will be held in custody in Miami while he awaits a trial date likely to be scheduled before the end of the summer.

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