- Rapper Pooh Shiesty was indicted on federal charges stemming from a shooting incident that took place in Miami back in October 2020/li>
- Authorities used Shiesty’s Instagram posts as evidence against him in the case
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Rapper Pooh Shiesty has been indicted on several federal charges in connection to a shooting in the Miami area that left two people wounded back in October of 2020.
According to police, Shiesty, whose real name is Lontrell Dennell Williams, and two of his friends went to meet two men to buy some marijuana and high-end sneakers while driving around in a bright green Mclaren. Apparently, Williams and his friends allegedly shot the men who were supplying them with the marijuana and the sneakers in a robbery gone bad.
Via Miami Herald
According to a criminal complaint, the trio in October arranged to buy some marijuana and “high-end athletic sneakers” from two men at the Landon Hotel in Bay Harbor Islands. Williams showed up in a rented McLaren exotic car, Darosa in a black Mercedes Maybach.
During the deal, Williams and Brown shot the two men, one in the hip, the other in the rear end, according to the complaint. The robbery was captured on video surveillance, according to the criminal complaint by Miami-Dade Detective Elio Garcia, who is part of a FBI violent crimes task force.
Williams used a Draco subcompact machine gun, and “never paid either victim for the shoes or marijuana,” the complaint said
Detectives say that Shiesty dropped a bag with $40k at the scene of the crime and one of the $100 bills in the bag matched a $100 bill the rapper had shown off on Instagram.
Feds indict rapper Pooh Shiesty – and use his Instagram posts as evidence against him.
The serial # on a $100 bill left at robbery scene matched one he flashed on IG days earlierhttps://t.co/wCfrN1i6dq
— David Ovalle (@DavidOvalle305) June 29, 2021
Investigators also found a Louis Vuitton bag that fell out of the McLaren — it contained $40,912 dollars in cash. Just days before the robbery, the feds said, his Instagram featured photos of himself with “several long rifles and plethora of $100.00 bills.”
One of the bills in the bag had the same serial number as the one depicted on Instagram. His Instagram account also featured him posing with what appeared to be the the same green McLaren.
Shiesty’s lawyer told the Miami Herald earlier this month they anticipated federal charges were going to brought out against him but that he still maintains his innocence.
“We have been in communication with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and we believe they have a federal detainer on him and are likely to file federal charges,” “That doesn’t change our position as to his 100 percent innocence, in both state and federal matters.”