Kodak Black Pleads Guilty in Federal Weapons Case in Miami

Sentencing will take place in November.


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Kodak Black pleaded guilty Thursday in his federal weapons case.

Back in May, Kodak was charged with—among other things—falsifying information on federal forms in connection with the purchase of three firearms, per the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. That same month, Kodak was said by a U.S. District Court judge to be a "danger to the community' and was thus ordered to be detained until trial. He remains in custody. 

Kodak initially said he was innocent, though he entered the aforementioned guilty plea during a hearing in Miami court Thursday. Prosecutors believe that one of the guns found on the scene of a March shooting in Pompano Beach, was purchased by Kodak with the applications in question. According to CBS Miami, sentencing is set for Nov. 13.

In July, Kodak's team suggested that racial profiling played a part in Kodak's arrest, with attorney Bradford Cohen telling TMZ that police initially looked into his client's records without a warrant. Additionally, according to Cohen, an undercover detective was in the store the same day as Kodak's attempted firearms purchase. Cohen further questioned why the detective was there at all, alleging that Kodak was ultimately targeted for nefarious reasons.

The arrest itself went down at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens May 11, just before Kodak was set to perform at Rolling Loud. The max penalty for the making a false statement in connection with the acquisition or attempted acquisition of a firearm charge is 10 years in prison with three years of supervised release, though prosecutors have said they'll push for a lighter sentence than the maximum based on Kodak's cooperation so far. 

A central claim in the case, as further explained here, is that Kodak wasn't truthful when answering ATF form 4473. Kodak, for example, is said to have answered "no" when asked if he was under indictment, despite being under indictment in South Carolina for first degree criminal sexual conduct.

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