Kodak Black Facing 10 Years After Pleading Guilty to Charges Related to Falsifying a Gun Application

Kodak Black officially pleaded guilty to the charges related to his May 11 arrest in Miami, after a report surfaced last week that said he was planning to do so.

The rapper is accused of lying on a federal gun application by checking “no” to a question that asked if he was ever indicted. Black was arrested while he was on his way to Miami’s Rolling Loud Festival, which made headlines at the time.

Kodak Black pleaded guilty to charges related to lying on a federal gun application after first pleading not guilty. (Photo: Mike Coppola / Getty Images Entertainment via Getty Images)

The 22-year-old has been in federal lockup since the arrest and appeared in a Miami federal court on Thursday for a change of plea hearing. It was there he told the judge that he’s changing his initial plea of not guilty to guilty.

The judge denied the rapper’s bond request back in May and said he was a “danger to the community.”

According to a statement sent by the United States Attorney’s Office Southern District of Florida, Black pleaded guilty to two counts of knowingly making a false and fictitious written statement in connection with the acquisition of a firearm and will be sentenced on November 13.

He’s facing a decade in prison at this point, plus three years of probation. But some reports say prosecutors will suggest a smaller sentence based on his level of cooperation.

It was also reported that Black was able to purchase three guns after falsifying the application, a .380-caliber handgun, a 9 mm handgun and a semi-automatic Mini Draco weapon. Police located one of those weapons in a shooting in Pompano Beach, Florida, in March of this year as well.

Plus, Black, who changed his name from Dieuson Octave to Bill Kapri, also has a 2016 sexual assault charge out of South Carolina, after a woman said he raped her in his hotel room.

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