New York rapper Casanova has been sentenced to 188 months in federal prison, which adds up to over 15 years. He will also be required to forfeit $50,000, and will be subject to four years of supervised release, Pitchfork reports.
In a statement to Pitchfork, Casanova’s attorney James Kousouros said, “While we advocated for a sentence below the guidelines, we were gratified that the Court sentenced Mr. Senior at the lowest end of the guidelines especially given the other sentences imposed in this case. Mr. Senior accepted responsibility for his conduct and is committed to moving forward with his positive message and with the loving support of his friends and family.” The FADER has reached out for further comment.
The sentence comes after Casanova pled guilty to drug and racketeering charges last year. He had been accused by the federal government of holding a “leadership role” in the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation Bloods Gang. Previously, the NYPD had requested to have Casanova removed from the 2019 Rolling Loud lineup due to his gang affiliation.