Bobby Shmurda Denied Bail; New Trial Date Set

Bobby Shmurda

The rapper, who was arrested in December 2014, has previously pleaded not guilty to felony and misdemeanour charges of promoting prison contraband, perjury and criminal possession of a weapon, according to the Bronx district attorney's office.

Soon, it will be a year since Bobby Shmurda got sent to Rikers Island for a variety of gang-related charges.

Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda has lost another bid for bail in Manhattan court.

The rising Epic Records artist is being repped by a new lawyer, Alex Spiro of the high-powered law firm Brafman & Associates. Spiro appeared in court for the case Monday for the first time. Judge Burk denied the bail request and set Shmurda's new trial date to February 22, 2016.

Special Narcotics Prosecutor Nigel Farinha noted that Shmurda has put together at least four bail package during his time at Rikers.

Shmurda's bail has been set to $2 million since he was originally locked up previous year, with the rest of his GS9 crew during a mass arrest while at Quad Studios. He also stated that his case had only gotten stronger in recent months and that Shmurda has ties to Florida and a net worth of half a million dollars.

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