Kodak Black pleads guilty to federal weapons charges – National


MIAMI (AP) — Rapper Kodak Black pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal weapons charges stemming from his arrest just prior to a scheduled concert efficiency in Could.

Black entered the modify of plea in a Miami federal court. Prosecutors charged him with crimes which includes falsifying details on federal types to acquire 4 firearms from a Miami-region gun shop on two separate occasions.

Black, 22, was capable to acquire 3 of the weapons: a 9 mm handgun, a .380-caliber handgun and a semi-automatic Mini Draco weapon. Authorities mentioned one particular of the guns was located at the scene of a March shooting in Pompano Beach.

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Black also faces drug, weapons and sexual assault charges in other states.

When U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno asked Black why he necessary so a lot of weapons, he shrugged and mentioned he necessary them for “protection.” In a earlier hearing, his lawyer, Bradford Cohen, mentioned the rapper faced threats from gangs and other rivals.

Black is a Florida native who was born to Haitian American parents as Dieuson Octave and who now goes by the legal name of Bill Kapri.

He has been in federal custody given that he was arrested through a Miami-region hip-hop festival in Could that was marred by quite a few violent incidents. Authorities are nonetheless investigating 3 unrelated shootings in the Miami region with achievable connections to the festival, one particular of which involved a home owned by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Moreno previously denied Black’s request for bond, ruling that he was a danger to the neighborhood.

The rapper, recognized for the singles ZeZe and Roll in Peace, could face up to 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 13.

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