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EntertainmentASAP Rocky Found Guilty of Assault, but Will Serve No More Jail Time

16:37  14 august  2019
16:37  14 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

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STOCKHOLM — It looked like a small- time assault case, but, somehow, it swept up Kim Kardashian West, President Trump and the United States’ top hostage negotiator. And on Wednesday it reached its climax, when judges here in Stockholm found the rapper ASAP Rocky guilty of assault .

After American rapper A$AP Rocky was detained in Sweden earlier this month on a preliminary charge of assault , high-profile celebrities and politicians rushed A$AP Rocky , whose original name is Rakim Mayers, will be held for one more week in pre-trial detention in a Swedish jail after he was involved in

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It looked like a small-time assault case, but, somehow, it swept up Kim Kardashian West, President Trump and the United States’ top hostage negotiator. And on Wednesday it reached its climax, when judges in Stockholm found the rapper ASAP Rocky guilty of assault.

But he will not serve any more jail time, having already spent over a month in a Swedish detention center.

Swedish prosecutors had asked for Rocky to be given a six-month prison sentence for his part in a street brawl in Stockholm on June 30 that left a 19-year-old man bleeding and needing medical treatment.

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US rapper ASAP Rocky , real name Rakim Mayers, has been found guilty of assault during a Stockholm fight and given a While the rapper's team didn't get the not guilty verdict they were hoping for, they will be relieved the star doesn't have to return to Sweden to spend any more time behind bars.

A Swedish court has found US rapper ASAP Rocky guilty of assaulting another man in Stockholm in June. Stockholm District Court handed the rapper and his two friends, who were also found guilty of assault , suspended sentences, which means they will not have to return to Sweden to serve time in

Rocky said this month during the trial that he had acted in self-defense when he threw the man, Mustafa Jafari, to the ground, and then, along with two members of his entourage, punched and kicked him.

ASAP Rocky Found Guilty of Assault, but Will Serve No More Jail Time
ASAP Rocky Found Guilty of Assault, but Will Serve No More Jail Time
ASAP Rocky Found Guilty of Assault, but Will Serve No More Jail Time

Mr. Jafari had repeatedly harassed the rapper’s entourage, and had thrown a punch at his bodyguard just before the attack, Rocky said.

The judges found his defense unconvincing, but they decided Rocky had already served enough time and gave him a conditional sentence. Seen as a flight risk, Rocky had been kept in the detention center from July 5, while the case was investigated, until the trial ended on Aug. 2.

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If the Swedish court ultimately finds Rocky guilty , he might be required to return to the country to serve prison time . The latter wouldn't be the wisest decision, as Sweden has extradition agreements with most Western countries, including the U.S. This would put huge limitations on Rocky 's traveling

30 July: ASAP Rocky pleads not guilty . ASAP 's trial, which is expected to last three days, begins - but is delayed starting due to the massive media and fan interest in the Today, Wednesday, he'll find out whether he will face more jail time - the prosecution have called for ASAP to be jailed for six months.

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Mr. Trump became a close watcher of the case after the rap superstar Kanye West asked his wife, Ms. Kardashian West, to seek White House help in winning Rocky’s release from jail.

The president ramped up the pressure on Sweden, a longtime ally, beginning with a cordial phone call to the prime minister, then critical messages on Twitter, and, finally, by dispatching a special envoy for hostage affairs, Robert O’Brien, to watch over the trial.

In a letter to Swedish officials during the trial, Mr. O’Brien warned of “negative consequences” for American-Swedish relations if Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was not released.

Swedish officials, including the prime minister, said repeatedly that they would not intervene in the case, citing the rule of law.

The verdict was not a complete surprise. On Aug. 2, at the end of the trial, the judge allowed Rocky and his two co-defendants to be released while they awaited the verdict. They were not required to stay in Sweden and quickly returned to the United States.

Swedish legal experts said at the time that their release was a sign that defendants would most likely be found not guilty, or found guilty and sentenced to time served.

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