Former Badboy artist Loon discharged from jail after just about nine years
He was condemned to 14 years in prison for connivance to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin.
On Wednesday (July 29), Loon was discharged from jail because of the Coronavirus pandemic. As indicated by the New York Post, US District Judge Terrence Boyle changed his sentence to time served, because of the way that COVID-19 was an “extraordinary and compelling” reason for his release because of his previous health issues. The judge also felt that Loon was not a threat to society.
In 2008, the previous Bad Boy rapper quit the music business and changed over to Islam. He received the name Amir Junaid Muhadith. In 2011, he was condemned to 14 years in prison for conspiracy to disperse more than one kilogram of heroin. He declined to go to trial and chose to plead guilty for his “minor position” in a drug trafficking plot in North Carolina. He kept on maintaining his innocence.
A couple of years into his sentence, Loon spoke out from prison about the result of his case. “Some individuals crossed my path who were interested at one point in the music business,” he said during a recorded phone call. “At some point, these individuals called me in regards to something that was totally away from the lifestyle and the life I was living, but the fact that I responded to these individuals placed me underneath the umbrella of conspiracy. These individuals in their very, very evil ways conducted a whole array of different crimes that destroyed a lot of lives in the state of North Carolina.”
He proceeded, “I was convicted of a felony at the age of 18 in 1993 and I was also convicted of a felony in 2006. So with the two felonies — in trying to take this case to trial and fight against the United States government and a whole list of informants who tried to give me a leadership role in a conspiracy that had nothing to do with me — I would have been looking at mandatory life in prison … no hopes of parole or anything. So based on that, I was pressured into a situation where I had to accept responsibility for this minor role. It was one of the hardest decisions I ever had to make in my life.”
Following his release, he intends to launch a prisoner recovery programs. He likewise wants to create film production company and release a TV show or film about his life. Everyone is happy to see Loon free and focused!!