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Casanova Formally Appeals 15-Year Prison Sentence

Casanova Formally Appeals 15-Year Prison Sentence

Casanova has formally appealed his 15-year prison sentence. The prominent hip-hop figure was found guilty on a host of charges in late June.

The charges stemmed from a sprawling RICO case linked to Casanova’s gang, Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation. Furthermore, the charges ranged from drug trafficking to the murder of a 15-year-old boy.

According to AllHipHop,  prosecutor Damian Williams said of Casanova – “[He is] not just a notorious recording artist, [but also] a high-profile leader of a vicious street gang and a magnet for gang violence.”

As a result, Casanova was sentenced to 15 years in jail. “He did not simply pretend to be violent in his music or on social media,” the government wrote.

“Unfortunately, he walked the walk. Senior’s offense conduct is not about a few song lyrics or how he marketed his music. Rather, he carried out an array of violent activity and significant narcotics trafficking that benefited some of the gang’s most violent and impactful members.”

Casanova’s lawyer, James Kousouros, confirmed that on July 7, he had formally filed an appeal of his client’s sentence. During the trial, Kousouros had leaned hard on the consequences of Casanova publicly disavowing of the gang.

During the trial, Casanova had renounced his membership and spoken at length about his desire to disassociate himself from the group. As a result, Kousouros claimed that Casanova’s life was at risk.

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