Rapper NBA Youngboy facing seven years in prison in federal firearms case, trial set for May 16
American rapper, NBA Youngboy is facing seven years in prison in a federal firearms case.
In March 2021, he was arrested by authorities in Los Angeles due to gun charges from his September 2020 arrest, in his hometown of Baton Rouge. In LA, Youngboy reportedly fled from police but was found by a K-9. Youngboy was able to get released in October but remains on house arrest in Utah.
According to Rolling Stone, Youngboy’s trial date is now officially set for May 16, for these federal firearms charges, and he is facing seven years in prison.
Last week, several pieces of video evidence were ruled ineligible though, in favor of Youngboy.
The video evidence is said to be evidence on SB memory cards, which were improperly seized by Baton Rouge police outside of Youngboy’s grandfather’s home. There was also an invalid warrant at the time of Youngboy’s arrest, in Baton Rouge. An officer at the scene also claimed that Youngboy was brandishing a weapon at his video shoot. A 9/11 caller was who provided that information to the officer.
“We’re 100 percent convinced of his innocence, and now we have to continue to evaluate our strategy,” said attorney Drew Findling. “The unconstitutionality of law enforcement was clearly evident to the court and resulted in a slew of evidence being thrown out. We’re looking forward to going to court.”