After a tedious trial that no one knew what the decision would be, jurors in a Manhattan court found Lil Kim guilty of perjury. She was found guilty of lying to a federal grand jury about the shooting outside of New York’s Hot 97 radio station. She was acquitted of obstruction charges. Her personal assistant, Monique Dopwell, was pronounced guilty of obstruction, perjury and conspiracy.
When the verdict was read, many supporters of the femcee shed a few tears.
So what does this mean for Lil Kim? When sentencing happens in June, Kim can face up to 20 years in jail. But many legal insiders believe that she should receive less than five years and be hit with heavy fines.
This concludes a testy trial that began with Kim’s supposed seeing of Damion Butler and Suif Jackson opening fire in a shootout involving Foxy Brown and Capone-N-Noreaga. She reportedly lied to a jury about seeing Butler and Jackson fire at Foxy and CNN. The jury took just 2 days to convict the rapper and her assistant.