Casanova Shares PSA From Jail Asking for Help in Proving Innocence: 'Y’all Know Outside Ain’t the Same Without Me'

A year after surrendering himself to authorities in connection with gang-related crimes, Casanova is asking fans for help in proving his innocence.

Casanova on red carpet for ROC Nation event

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Casanova on red carpet for ROC Nation event

Nearly a year after he surrendered himself to authorities for his alleged connection to a racketeering case, Casanova took to Instagram on Tuesday to ask fans for help in proving his innocence.

“This is a public service announcement to all my fans and very important friends,” Cas wrote. “I’ve been incarcerated for almost one year now, exhausted all remedies and spent a significant amount of money on legal fees to prove my innocence. The charges against me are false, they don’t represent or reflect the person that I am. They are simply using my past criminal history to crucify me in court.”

Casanova continued, “I’m calling on all the great people with meaningful and powerful voices to help me with this matter. If there’s anything you can do to help whether if it’s contacting my legal attorney to see that I played NO role in this case or having a private investigator look into actual role and not the alleged accusations against me. Any help provided will be a blessing, because I feel defeated one’s past shouldn’t be the reason why you can’t be afforded a successful future.” 

The Instagram message, posted by Casanova’s manager on behalf of Casanova, ends with the contact information for the rapper’s lawyer.

Casanova surrendered himself to authorities last December for his alleged connection to gang-related crimes including a racketeering case, but he has maintained his innocence. He pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit racketeering, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and firearms possession and is awaiting trial. 

The Brooklyn rapper was one of 18 alleged gang members who were indicted on the aforementioned criminal charges. He is currently being housed in the Westchester County Jail in New York.

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