Miami-based rapper Plies caught a break, as he was let off the hook in a shooting case dating back to 2006, as the judgement was overturned.
In December 2011 a grand jury found Plies and his brother, Ronell "Big Gates" Lawrence Levatte, 37, responsible for a 2006 shooting inside of a Gainesville nightclub that left five people wounded. Plies was initially ordered to pay over $35,000 to the five victims, while his brother was ordered to pay almost $50,000 for his part.
However, a judge ruled that there wasn't enough evidence to convict Plies and prove that he knew the shooting was going to take place. The charges were adjudicated, so he has no conviction on his criminal record.
Big Gates, who has spent three years in prison for his role in the shooting, is still responsible for paying the victim's medical bills.