Bobby Shmurda Pleads Not Guilty to Conspiracy Charges, NYPD Gives Details on GS9 Crew Bust
New York prosecutors laid out their case against Bobby Shmurda and his GS9 crew at a press conference on Thursday (Dec. 18). Authorities arrested 13 members of the G-Stone ’90s East Flatbush, Brooklyn gang on Wednesday (Dec. 17) in New York as part of an ongoing gang and drug sting operation.
Prosecutors alleged that Shmurda and his crew are responsible for 24 shootings in Brooklyn. The 100-count indictment includes gang activity, multiple shootings and drug trafficking. According to Eyewitness News Channel 7 reporter Darla Miles, Shmurda was indicted for conspiracy to commit 2nd degree murder, conspiracy to commit 2nd degree assault, as well as other weapons and narcotics related charges.
Prosecutors even claim that rapper Rowdy Rebel, born Chad Marshal, was allegedly involved in a shooting and then afterwards performed at the Barclays Center in the same clothes, which was revealed by NY1 News criminal justice reporter Dean Meminger via Twitter.
Shmurda’s attorney, Howard Greenberg, says the police are going after his client because the government hates rap music.
"It’s a bunch of bulls---,” he told DNAInfo New York. “The government hates rap and by extension hates rappers. If his name was Joe Blow, they’d have given him a desk-appearance ticket or cut him loose from the precinct."
"The police recruit guiltless, loveless informants who are jealous, and they point the finger at people who are making their way,” he continued. “My guy has the world in the palm of his hands. He needs to commit crimes like I need to fly the space shuttle."
Sha Money XL, the EVP of Urban A&R for Epic Records, issued a statement about Shmurda's unfortunate arrest and legal predicament. He was at Quad Recordings studio at the time of his arrest.
"I signed these kids to give them a better way in life not to be dragged down by the media and gunned down by the 40 cops that raided the studio and pointed guns at me for working my job," he said. "You have no idea how this makes me feel or look when I’m one of the only few black men signing black artist from the streets and giving them a chance to do better in life.”