A week after a federal judge jailed Kooda B for partying at his apartment, prosecutors have formally requested a four-year, nine-month prison term, the longest allowable under the plea deal. Kooda B pleaded guilty last year to involvement in a 2018 shooting at W Hotel in Times Square that targeted Chief Keef. Prosecutors say Tekashi 6ix9ine ordered the shooting, which was intended to scare Chief Keef. 6ix9ine -- who paid Kooda B $10,000 for the shooting -- later named him to the FBI as a responsible party.
Though multiple media outlets have named Kooda B as the shooter, prosecutors refer to him as an organizer, alleging that he recruited the driver and the shooter and helped carry it out. "The shooter eventually shot above the heads of Chief Keef and a member of Chief Keef’s entourage," prosecutors wrote in a sentencing brief. "After the shooting, the shooter and (Kooda B) ran back to the waiting vehicle and drove off." As part of a plea deal with prosecutors, Kooda B faces a sentence between 46 and 57 months, court records show.
Citing his history with asthma and fear of catching coronavirus in jail, Kooda B was released last March. But within hours, he threw a party at his apartment, which eventually led to his arrest. This month, U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer called the party an "astonishing stunt" and ordered Kooda B jailed. He turned himself in on Oct. 15, court records show.
On Nov. 17, Kooda B is scheduled to go before Engelmayer to be sentenced.
Written by Nate Gartrell