Shmurda’s friends and family have put together several bail packages, none of which have been successful. He was most recently denied by a judge in December after his family put up $2 million worth of property as collateral.
His lawyer, Alex Spiro, told the Manhattan judge the bail was unreasonable because Shmurda’s net worth was estimated to be $20 million— but it’s actually around $427,000. Spiro argues that his bail should then be lowered to somewhere in the neighborhood of $50-100K.
Spiro pledged to continue his quest to get the $2 million bail lowered and release Shmurda from police custody.
The Brooklyn rapper’s legal issues stem from a December 2014 arrest, in which he and several other GS9 members were charged with conspiracy to commit murder and drug and gun possession.
He’s facing a sentence of 8-25 years. The trial is said to begin in February.