Kodak Black has been sentenced to three years and eight months in federal prison on Wednesday, which is a far less than the 10-year maximum he was initially facing. U.S. District Court Judge Federico Moreno sentenced the Pompano Beach native for lying about his criminal record while purchasing or attempting to purchase six pistols on two different occasions at Lou’s Police and Security Equipment in Hialeah.
“Young people do stupid things,” Moreno told Kodak. “But the problem is that you’ve been doing stupid things since you were 15.” Before he was handed down the sentence, Kodak apologized, “I’m sorry for the actions that led me for where I’m standing. I do take full responsibility for my mishap.”
During the hearing, prosecutors confirmed Kodak was involved in a violent prison fight, although it wasn’t a factor in the judge’s sentencing. “Kapri displayed disruptive behaviour,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Brown said. “He was involved in a fight on October 29 with another inmate.” As a result, a corrections officer had to spray mace on both inmates involved in the altercation.
According to prosecutors, Kodak was “visibly under the influence of an unknown substance” when he attacked the officer. The beating was reportedly so severe, the guard ended up in the hospital with a hernia. Kodak’s lawyers, however, insisted he was drugged and instigated into the altercation by a gang member.
Although the 22-year-old rapper still has other pending criminal cases, Kodak's defence attorney, Brad Cohen, strongly believes this would by far the longest sentence Kodak will ever get. “This is going to be the longest sentence that he’s going to get in his career, hopefully, his life,” Brad Cohen said.