Young Jeezy’s head of security, Stephen Helin, was hit only with a misdemeanor charge in what could have a felony conviction.
Allhiphop.com reports that Helin, facing a mandatory minimum of 3.5 years for violating New York’s stringent gun laws, was able to cop a plea because of questionable tactics used by the so-called “Hip Hop Police.”
“Today, right before the scheduled Suppression Hearing in New York County Supreme Court, the New York County DA’s office, because of the specific facts of this case, offered the defendants an opportunity to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree with a promised sentence of a Conditional Discharge (requires no probation supervision) and a $1000 fine,” said famed lawyer Scott Leemon.
Leemon pointed to the “Hip Hop Police,” apparently also known as the “Enterprise Operation Unit,” saying he hoped to expose them and their search-and-seizure tactics.
“The defendants accepted the People’s offer and the hearing never went forward. Justice Charles Solomon accepted the plea and scheduled sentencing for November 29, 2011,” explained Leemon.
Jeezy’s security detail was arrested after a Jay-Z concert at Madison Square Garden in March of 2010, and was found with at least five guns.