Bryshere Gray, who played Lucious Lyon's prodigal son Hakeem Lyon on Fox TV's "Empire", will do jail time for beating his girlfriend nearly unconscious.
Gray entered a guilty plea in his domestic violence case - and the plea deal includes jail time.
According to new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Gray pled guilty to felony aggravated assault stemming from a violent incident at his Arizona home in July 2020.
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As part of his plea agreement, he will serve 10 days in the county jail alongside murderers, purse snatchers, and other hoodlums. After he is released, he will serve three years on probation.
Gray was also ordered to pay restitution to his ex-girlfriend. He must also enroll in a domestic violence offender treatment program.
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During his probation, Gray won't be allowed to touch liquor or illegal drugs and he'll also submit to drug and alcohol testing.
The 27-year-old Sagittarius and his sister grew up in West Philadelphia with a single mother.
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The aspiring rapper worked three jobs to help his mother pay the bills. He was fired from a job at Pizza Hut after he was caught writing rap lyrics while on the clock.
One of two girls charged with killing Uber Eats driver Mohammad Anwar in Washington, DC, took a plea deal this week, according to published reports.
The 15-year-old carjacker pleaded guilty to the murder of 66-year-old Anwar, an Uber Eats delivery driver, who was thrown from his car and killed during an attempted carjacking on March 23.
In return for pleading guilty to murder, prosecutors agreed to drop other charges - armed carjacking, robbery and aggravated reckless driving, DailyMail.com reported.
She will be sentenced on June 4 and, as part of the plea deal, will serve a maximum of six years in a juvenile detention center, until she is 21.
Court proceedings for minors are closed to the public and their criminal records are sealed for life.
A 13-year-old accomplice was also charged as a juvenile in the crime.
The girls targeted the father-of-three as he delivered food for Uber Eats in the southeast section of D.C.
Chilling cell phone video shows Anwar leaning halfway out of his car, telling a bystander "they're kids", as the oldest girl sped off -- with Anwar still holding on to the steering wheel.
Seconds later, the car lost control, overturned and crashed, throwing Anwar from the vehicle. He died from severe head injuries.
As the victim lay dying, one of the teens is overheard saying her cell phone was still in the car.
The family of Breonna Taylor is losing confidence in the Louisville prosecutor's office after news leaked of a plea deal offered to her ex-boyfriend.
The family's attorney Ben Crump appeared on "TMZ Live" Tuesday to discuss the shocking news about local prosecutors trying to smear Breonna by falsely claiming she was a drug trafficker.
Unfounded rumors have spread that Breonna's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, used her apartment as a stash house for drugs. But no drugs were found in her apartment after she was shot multiple times and killed by three undercover police officers in March.
Walker opened fire on the officers - wounding one - when they executed a no-knock search warrant at Breonna's home on March 13. He initially believed the officers were home invaders.
Walker was arrested on attempted murder and drug charges, which were later dropped and he was released.
The plea deal required Walker to implicate Breonna as a willing participant in his drug activities.
Crump says he's not buying prosecutors' claim the plea deal was merely a draft written early on in negotiations. He tells TMZ it's just another piece of evidence that local authorities were trying to cover up Breonna's killing to protect the police.
Crump says the plea deal proves they were out to sully Breonna's character and that her family doubts Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron will seek justice for Breonna.
Crump tells TMZ, Breonna's family is losing faith in the process, because Cameron, a Black Republican, still has not announced charges against the officers involved in Breonna's killing.
Crump insists the family only wants one thing -- equal treatment under the law.
Meanwhile, Walker has filed a lawsuit seeking monetary damages from the City of Louisville and the Louisville Metro Police for assault, battery, false arrest and imprisonment, malicious prosecution, abuse of process and negligence.
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Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli have agreed to change their not guilty pleas to guilty in exchange for serving two to five months in a federal prison.
Loughlin, 55, and Giannulli, 56, were arrested in March 2019 and charged with paying a middle man $500,000 to get their two daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose Giannulli, into USC by passing them off as rowing recruits.
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For over a year, they proclaimed their innocence and refused to agree to a plea deal, preferring to take their chances in front of a jury.
But they changed their minds after the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. Prosecutors will ask a judge to sentence the couple to 2-5 months in prison, the plea agreements say.
Loughlin will pay a fine of $150,000 and save 100 hours of community service. Her husband agreed to a fine of $250,000 and 250 hours of community service.
Both of them got off easy compared to the years in prison they faced if they were convicted of all charges.
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Rapper Tekashi69 isn't confident of his chances at next Wednesday's sentencing hearing. The 23-year-old New York native, real name Daniel Hernandez, reached a plea deal with prosecutors to turn on his gang associates in exchange for a lighter sentence.
Hernandez was arrested in November 2018 on RICO and weapons charges. Additionally, he was charged with conspiracy to murder and armed robbery. He pleaded guilty to nine felony charges in February 2019.
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The rapper sang like a canary in open court, giving prosecutors all the evidence they needed to send 2 of his Nine Trey gang associates to prison for a minimum of 20 years each.
Hernandez, who is being held without bond, hopes his snitching will sway the judge to go easy on him.
He penned a groveling letter to the judge who will hand down his sentence on Wednesday, Dec. 18.
In the letter obtained by TMZ, Hernandez said he is "overwhelmed with emotions" and "it honestly feels like my world is crashing down."
"I'm sorry to the victims who were affected by my actions, to my fans who look up to me and were misled, to my family who depends on me and to this courtroom for this mess that I contributed to."
"I'm truly sorry for the harm that I've caused. If given a second chance, I will not let this Court down and I will dedicate a portion of my life to helping others not make the same mistakes that I've made."
Hernandez faces a minimum sentence of probation or a maximum sentence of 47 years in prison.
He has been labeled a snitch and will require 24/7 security to protect him for as long as he lives.
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The prosecutor’s office in NY has officially requested a significantly reduced prison sentence for incarcerated rapper Tekashi69, aka 6ix9ine.
According to TMZ, the U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York has submitted a request for a lighter sentence after the last of Tekashi69's former gang associates was sentenced to 20 years in prison last week.
The feds are grateful for the rapper's assistance in locking up members of the notorious Nine Trey Bloods street gang. They say Tekashi's assistance was "incredibly significant and extremely useful" in prosecuting and convicting 2 members of the gang.
The feds acknowledge Tekashi's testimony in open court put a target on his back and endangered his family. In the docs, prosecutors say, "There's no question that the defendant's life will never be the same because of his cooperation in this case."
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They added 6ix9ine and his family will need 'round-the-clock protection at all times to avoid a retaliation attack from gang members. Tekashi's legal team says the rapper declined an offer to enter him into the government's witness protection program.
As part of his deal with the feds, Tekashi pleaded guilty to charges of racketeering, firearms offenses, conspiracy, narcotics trafficking and other crimes.
A judge will consider the prosecutor's request for significantly reduced prison time when Tekashi is sentenced in 2 weeks. He faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 47 years in prison if he didn't cooperate with the feds.
Tekashi69 reportedly turned down the opportunity to enter the United States Federal Witness Protection Program. The 23-year-old rapper considered entering the program after testifying against fellow members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods street gang.
Last week, the troubled rapper testified that fellow rappers Jim Jones and Cardi B were involved with the Bloods gang.
He also admitted he helped try to kill a rival gang member, as part of a plea bargain to avoid a potential 47-year prison sentence.
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While Tekashi 6ix9ine, real name Daniel Hernandez, was mocked by fellow rapper Snoop Dogg for being a "snitch", TMZ reported the rapper rejected an offer to enter the program because he wants to revive his recording career once he's freed from prison.
TMZ added that, instead of government-funded protection, he'll hire his own 24/7 security team to guard him and his family.
Although he's currently behind bars without bond, Tekashi apparently believes he'll be able to pick up his music career once he's out of jail - as early as next year, as part of his plea bargain with federal prosecutors.
Tekashi was expected to go into the witness protection program, but he was told he would have to pay to remove his distinctive tattoos.
Tekashi's trial is expected to wrap on Thursday. The trial will be documented in the upcoming Snapchat series Tekashi69 Vs The World, which is expected to drop soon.
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