Bobby Shmurda is still stuck behind bars as he awaits trial on drugs and weapons charges after he was denied a reduction in bail in a New York City court on Tuesday (Jan. 19).
New York City judge Abraham Clott told the court that he sees “no substantive change” in Shmurda and is “satisfied that the case is extraordinarily serious.”
The rapper, born Ackquille Pollard, and his family are feeling “frustrated,” as the Brooklyn native’s request for bail was denied a seventh time since his December 2014 arrest.
Last month, his family attempted unsuccessfully to bail him out using their property as collateral.
The Brooklyn rapper’s lawyer, Alex Spiro, believes Shmurda’s $2 million bail is set too high. His net worth had been estimated at $20 million, which Spiro says is grossly exaggerated. According to him, the number is closer to $427,000 and bail should be in the $50-100,000 range.
The 21-year-old has been in jail for nearly a year for conspiracy to commit murder, multiple weapons possession, and reckless endangerment. His next court date is set for Feb. 22.