Pooh Shiesty wasn’t lying when he rapped “my pockets used to hurt, now I get racks to spit a verse” on Shiesty Season’s “Neighbors.”
In new court documents issued by his defense lawyer Brad Cohen as part of his ongoing federal firearms case, the Memphis rap star’s net worth has been revealed.
According to the legal docs obtained by Complex, Pooh Shiesty (real name Lontrell Williams) is currently worth $3,449,446.
The 22-year-old “Back In Blood” star has been behind bars since June 2021 after being indicted by the FBI in connection with a double shooting in Miami-Dade County, Florida in October 2020.
Shiesty, along with two co-defendants, allegedly shot a man in the buttocks outside of a hotel in Bay Harbor Islands during a drug and sneaker deal gone wrong. A Louis Vuitton bag containing $40,912 in cash fell out of Shiesty’s car as he drove off.
In January, Pooh Shiesty pleaded guilty to one count of firearms conspiracy and faces up to eight years in prison if convicted. He previously faced life behind bars until prosecutors agreed to throw out three other charges from his indictment.
In the new court documents, Brad Cohen argues the pre-sentence report issued by the Southern District of Florida is riddled with errors that render the recommended eight-year sentence “illogical.”
“The Government wants this Court to believe Mr. Williams, with a net worth of $3,449,446, planned a robbery, then committed a robbery, and then shot a known drug dealer who knew him well and could easily identify him,” the docs read.
“There is no evidence of Mr. Williams involvement in a robbery. There is no audio or even texts discussing a robbery. No drugs or weapons were seized or recovered by law enforcement from Bay Harbor. There are no cooperators in this case. There are no statements of co-defendants.”
Cohen is also challenging the notion that Pooh Shiesty, who was driving a rented lime green McLaren, would “stage a robbery by two other individuals over something so miniscule as a bottle of liquid codeine with a retail value of a few hundred dollars, at most, when any damage done to the McLaren in the process would have cost thousands of dollars to repair.”
Furthermore, the defense said it intends to provide “ballistics and forensic evidence” proving Shiesty did not fire a weapon or shoot anyone. They claim the dealer was facing Shiesty at the time of the shooting and medical records show Shiesty would’ve been unable to shoot the man in the buttocks because he was “sitting in a prone position.”
Pooh Shiesty’s defense team said the maximum sentence their client should receive is between 37 months and 46 months — between three and four years. The 1017 Records signee will learn his fate on April 7 when his sentencing hearing is scheduled to take place.