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Bobby Shmurda Associate Receives 98-Year Prison Sentence

Bobby Shmurda  attends 106 & Party at BET studio
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Bobby Shmurda  attends 106 & Party at BET studio on Dec. 12, 2014 in New York City.  

Bobby Shmurda affiliate Rashid Derrisant was sentenced to 98 1/3 years to life in prison in a New York City court on Tuesday, according to a press release from the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor.

Derrisant was on trial for 22 counts tied to his activities as a member of the Shmurda-associated gang GS9, including one count of second-degree murder to five counts of second-degree attempted murder. His crimes fueled the cross-state violence between the GS9 and Brooklyn-based gang "Brooklyn's Most Wanted" (or "BMW") with the rivalry's effects extending as far as Miami.

The bulk of Derrisant's lengthy sentence comes from three separate shootings, one which took place in South Beach, Miami, resulting in one death and multiple injuries.

Bobby Shmurda's Trial Date Gets Pushed Back, Again

Bobby Shmurda -- real name Ackquille Pollard -- is separately standing trial for his part in GS9-related crimes, including conspiracy to commit murder. Pollard is suing the NYPD over his alleged false arrest, claiming the drug paraphernalia and gun found in the apartment where Pollard was located weren't his, and claiming cops taunted him by "chanting the lyrics to his chart-topping songs" as they searched the premises.

After multiple delays, Pollard's trial is scheduled to begin in September.

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