Max B, whose real name is Charly Wingate, was re-sentenced by Bergen County Judge James Guida to 20 years after he pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter as part of a plea deal with prosecutors, attorney John Latoracca said.
Wingate fought for post-conviction relief after his previous attorney convinced him to go to trial rather than accept a plea bargain that offered a 10-year sentence, Latoracca said.
His attorneys argued that his previous attorney had a conflict of interest because he was also serving as his manager and entertainment lawyer.
Witnesses said during the trial that Leerdam and Conway barged into the room demanding money.
David Taylor Jr. was fatally shot in the room. Wingate was not in Fort Lee when the shooting happened, but was charged as an accomplice.
Witnesses testified that Taylor and a friend had been seen in Harlem driving expensive cars and showing off cash in the days before the robbery.
Leerdam received a life term plus 35 years.
“Given the factual basis of all that’s going on in this case, we thought that the right, just resolution would be to enter into this plea agreement,”
Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor Martin Delaney said on Friday.
Latoracca said Wingate will have to serve at least nine more years, unless his sentence is further reduced.
“It was basically a life sentence,”
“Now it’s just a matter of when for him before he returns to his family and friends and hopefully his career.”
Wingate has been serving a 75-year prison sentence since 2009 after being charged of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree kidnapping, and more.
All of those charges will be dropped.
French Montana shared a post claiming that he could be out between two and six years from now.
Earlier this year, Max B appeared in a minute-long voicemail on
“Siiiiiiiiilver Surffffeeeeer Intermission”
from Kanye’s Life of Pablo.
Wiz Khalifa accused Kanye of copying Max B, who popularized the phrase “wavy” in his music.
The accusation led to an angry response from Kanye.
In a series of since-deleted tweets, Kanye criticized Wiz’s music and talked about his relationship with Amber Rose.