Kodak Black has been granted release on $550,000 bond with house arrest from a Miami federal prison, The Associated Press reports. The Florida rapper was arrested last week (May 11) on two federal charges of “making a false statement in connection with the acquisition or attempted acquisition of a firearm.” He has pled not guilty, according to The AP.

According to the indictment, viewed by Pitchfork, Kodak is accused of lying on two separate occasions when trying to buy firearms at a Florida shop. He allegedly indicated on forms “that he was not under indictment or information in any court for a felony, or any other crime for which the judge could imprison him for more than one year.” The maximum penalty for the charges is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, the indictment states.

Kodak Black is currently facing a first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge in Florence County, South Carolina. Kodak’s attorney Bradford M. Cohen told the Miami Herald that his client may have said “he was not under indictment” because he was charged directly by prosecutors—not by a grand jury indictment—in South Carolina. “In general, I think some of these legal terms are misleading,” Cohen told the Herald.

Today (May 15), 12th Circuit Solicitor Edgar Lewis Clements III filed a motion in South Carolina to have Kodak Black’s bond revoked, local ABC affiliate WPDE reports and Pitchfork can confirm via online records. Kodak has been out on bond in the case since December 2016. According to WPDE, Clements filed the motion “on grounds of [Kodak Black]’s failure to comply with bond conditions.” A trial date in the South Carolina case has not been set. Kodak faces a maximum of 30 years in prison if convicted.

Pitchfork has contacted lawyers and representatives for Kodak Black.

This past April, Kodak Black was arrested in New York for criminal possession of a weapon (second degree) and unlawful possession of marijuana. He is expected back in court in New York in June.



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