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Kodak Black sentenced to 3 years and 10 months in federal prison

South Florida rapper Kodak Black was sentenced to three years and eight months in federal prison by U.S. District court judge Federico Moreno today.

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

But before the sentence could be 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 October 29, with another inmate.” A corrections officer stepped in, spraying mace on both inmates.

Prosecutors said Kodak, visibly under the influence of an unknown substance at the time, viciously assaulted that officer, beating him in the face and groin so badly that the guard ended up in the hospital with a hernia.
Kodak’s lawyers disputed the facts of the melee, insinuating that Kodak was drugged and instigated into the altercation by a gang member

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 from the Golden Acres housing project. “I do take full responsibility for my mishap.”

The judge ultimately decided that the violent dispute couldn’t be factored into the sentence Kodak was to be given for lying about his criminal record while purchasing or trying to purchase six 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,” the judge noted, before sentencing him to three years and eight months in prison.

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