Love and Hip Hop New York Star "Mendeecees Harris" Gets Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison

Love and Hip Hop New York Star "Mendeecees Harris"
Gets Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison
BHR Hollywood Reports.........Mendeecees Harris, 37, of “Love and Hip Hop New York” fame was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Rochester, NY. 

In March 2013, he entered a not guilty plea and faced a mandatory eight to 10 years in prison for federal drug conspiracy.

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Harris, and two cohorts, Ronald Walker and Tyrus Harris, were accused of trafficking $2.5 million worth of cocaine and heroin from 2005 through 2012.

In August 2012, the feds seized more than $1.5 million in cash from a safety deposit box found in a house believed to be connected to the crime, plus thousands of dollars in jewelry and watches.
Today, Harris received a 97-month prison sentence for the federal drug trafficking crime.

He has been free on a bail agreement in which his earnings from the show and his paid public appearances are turned over to the federal government.

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 That amount was more than $100,000 in April but may have significantly grown since then.

Harris pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy to distribute and possess heroin and cocaine.

 Prosecutors said the 37-year-old music manager was involved in drug trafficking from 2005 until 2012, including from 2006 to 2008 when he was part of an operation that distributed drugs in the upstate city of Rochester, where he was prosecuted.

The sentence was the lowest possible term under a plea agreement that included a maximum prison sentence of just over 10 years.