Kodak Black Sentenced To 3 Years and 8 Months In Federal Prison!

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Kodak Black and friends perform during his First Show Out concert at the University of Miami’s Watsco Center, Thursday, August 10, 2017. (Michael Laughlin / Sun Sentinel)

According to the Sun Sentinel, South Florida rapper Kodak Black was sentenced to three years and eight months in federal prison on Wednesday.

U.S. District Court Judge Federico Moreno sentenced the rap star for lying about his criminal record while purchasing or trying to purchase several pistols on two separate occasions at Lou’s Police and Security Equipment in Hialeah.

“Young people do stupid things,” Moreno told the 23-year-old rapper. “But the problem is that you’ve been doing stupid things since you were 15.”

Before his sentence was handed down, Kodak accepted responsibility for his crimes. “I’m sorry for the actions that led me for where I’m standing,” said the artist, who grew up in Pompano Beach’s Golden Acres housing development. “I do take full responsibility for my mishap.”

The rapper, dressed in a khaki inmate’s uniform, was flanked by his two lawyers and two U.S. Marshals in the courtroom. Kodak shuffled back and forth on his feet before the judge while waiting for the penalty.

Before the sentence was handed down, prosecutors revealed that Kodak, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, had recently been in a nasty prison fight.

“Kapri displayed disruptive behavior,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Brown. “He was involved in a fight on Oct. 29, with another inmate.” A corrections officer stepped in, spraying mace on both inmates.

Kodak’s lawyers had asked the judge for a three-year sentence, while prosecutors were asking that the rapper be given over eight years in prison, given the violent altercation.R

Kodak also still has other pending criminal cases. One involves the 2016 alleged sexual assault of an adult aged high-school female in Florence, South Carolina. Another involves drugs and guns and that were found in Kodak’s car as he and his entourage crossed into Canada for a show last April.

“This is going to be the longest sentence that he’s going to get in his career, hopefully his life,” noted Brad Cohen, Kodak’s defense attorney.

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