Drakeo the ruler is launched from jail after a hanging plea
Los Angeles rapper Drakeo the Ruler is released from prison after signing a plea contract with the Los Angeles District Attorney, reports journalist Jeff Weiss. Drakeo’s attorney, John Hamasaki, has confirmed to Pitchfork that his client will be released due to the time served. Hamasaki also said Drakeo will receive five years formal parole. “We know the truth,” Drakeo said in a statement. “The truth is beyond dispute. #DrakeoFree. “
Drakeo has been tried for conspiracy by a criminal gang and shooting from a motor vehicle. Jeff Weiss told The FADER that Drakeo pleaded guilty to firing from a gang reform vehicle while the street gang’s criminal conspiracy was dismissed.
“Drakeo has been led through hell for the past three years,” Hamasaki said in a statement to Pitchfork. “After one day of the trial, the prosecutors turned to us about an offer of time. Drakeo will be home to his family for the next few hours. It’s a good day for Drakeo and Rap. “
Pitchfork has also reached out to officials from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.
In July 2019, Drakeo the Ruler was acquitted of murder and conspiracy to murder in connection with a 2016 incident in which a 24-year-old man died. He was also acquitted of five attempted murders, but was convicted of possession of a firearm by a criminal. The jury was hung on related cases of criminal conspiracy by street gangs and shooting from a motor vehicle, leading to his new trial.
In June, Drakeo released Thank You for Using GTL after recording his vocals on a prison phone while incarcerated at Los Angeles County’s Central Men’s Prison.
Read on the pitch “How Drakeo the Ruler recorded an amazing sounding album from prison”.
This article was originally published on November 4th at 4:13 p.m. Central. It was last updated on November 4th at 5:12 pm Central.