Shmurda (aka Ackquille Pollard) was reportedly offered an eight-year plea deal, which his lawyers refused. Fellow rapper Rowdy Rebel (aka Chad Marshall) was offered a seven-year plea, which was refused by his lawyers as well. His family members and Epic executives (including label president Sylvia Rhone) were present at the hearing.
The judge also set an earlier meeting on Aug. 19 to determine if Shmurda’s case should be tried separately from the larger GS9 case. He is charged with multiple conspiracy counts, one count of reckless endangerment, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and one count of criminally using drug paraphernalia.