Mendeecees will be going away for a while we are sad to report. Today the star of VH1’s hit reality show Love and Hip-Hop was sentenced to a 97-month prison sentence in Rochester on federal drug trafficking charges.
Mendeecees pleaded guilty to the charges back in April and per a bail agreement forfeited all of his earnings from the show and public appearances to the federal government.
The Democrat & Chronicle reports:
Mendeecees Harris, a star in the popular VH1 reality series Love & Hip Hop-New York, received a 97-month prison sentence in Rochester on Tuesday for a federal drug trafficking crime.
Harris pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Rochester in April.
Harris’ plea called for a sentence of eight to 10 years in prison.
He has been free under a bail agreement in which his earnings from the show and his paid public appearances are turned over to the federal government. That amount was more than $100,000 in April but may have significantly grown since then.
Harris this year married his girlfriend Yandy Smith, who has been a continuing fixture on the reality show.
The news comes on the heels of the release of the super trailer for Love and Hip-Hop New York as their season sets to kick off this month. Our thoughts are with Yandy and their children as they have to see Mendeecees go away again this time, for a long time.
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Source: Democrat & Chronicle