Pooh Shiesty has been ordered to pay restitution for the two men he allegedly shot and injured in 2020 alongside two co-defendants.
TMZ obtained legal docs in the case on Friday (March 3), that reveal the “Back In Blood” rapper has to fork over $156,585 – some of which is required to be taken from money he’s earning while behind bars.
The news isn’t a total shock to Shiesty, as a report last month revealed that a restitution conversation was in the works. Prosecutors formally asked a federal judge to require Shiesty and co-defendants Bobby Brown and Jayden Darosa to pay the two victims a total of $1,149,828.43 – a number they said they arrived at based on medical reports by a suffering expert.
Shiesty lawyer, Bradford Cohen, contested the figure, however. He also called it a “judicial shakedown” in a recent court hearing, adding that the two “victims” were actually armed and had showed up to sell drugs to Shiesty and his friends.
“So it’s essentially Tony Montana is asking the Colombians to pay him for the injuries he received,” Cohen said, according to a transcript of the hearing.
Pooh Shiesty was sentenced to five years and three months in prison last April after pleading guilty to federal conspiracy charges in connection with a shooting that took place in South Florida in October 2020. He was originally facing eight years for allegedly shooting 28-year-old Brandon Cooper, but took a plea deal for a reduced sentence.
Darosa was sentenced to 96 months, while Brown was given 57 months.
As he rides out his sentence, Pooh Shiesty recently claimed that JAY-Z “can’t even relate” to his earning power in a braggadocious message from behind bars.
In the lengthy post, the 23-year-old told his fans he was making some serious money prior to being convicted, and that prison hasn’t slowed down his income. He took the boasting up a notch by declaring even penultimate hustler JAY-Z “can’t relate” to how much bread he was bringing in at such a young age.
“King Shiesty tappin in from the middle of the pennititary aka Hell where they say i cant go , jailing no telling,” he wrote. “I still remain Untouched , Millions still in double digits! Tell google fix my networth we can verify that shit right now.
“Yeah im locked up not fucked up , i was 21 up 8 figures. JayZ cant even relate my money. Tripple my followers. Stop playing with my name before i buy one of you for sale ass n-ggas you n-ggas ANYTHING!”
He added: “I put on for this Choppa Gang shit everyday , twice on Sundays im on the same shit from Tokio to Tennesse , ain go fed to start getting scared aint no n-gga never played with me free or in jail. Im still the Menace of Memphis , Still the King no matter what jungle , Slick almost the same n-gga just a lil mo powerful Yk Talm bout baby larry hoover lol.
“How you let a n-gga in the feds outdue you ? You n-gga cant beat me at crawling backwards. you gone have to get yo hand , knife , andd gun game up before you can do some with me stop playing so much! For my fans , supporters , love ones holding me down everyday , keep keeping it solid i promise it dont get unnoticed i see everything and got some special for all word is law.”
Shiesty concluded by eviscerating his critics and said the moment he’s out it’s over for the competition.