The man accused of shooting up Lil Wayne’s tour bus, Jimmy Winfrey, has taken a plea deal that allows him to shave off 25 felony charges against him.
The charges dismissed as part of the deal include four counts of violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO Act), a dozen counts of aggravated assault and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Instead of the 20 years he was supposed to serve after his initial sentencing, Winfrey was slapped instead with seven. He has been in prison since 2015 and will be getting time served, although he is not eligible for release yet because of other outstanding warrants.
“Jimmy Winfrey decided to enter an Alford guilty plea to two of the charges because it was in his best interest to do so. He always maintained his innocence and this allowed him to end the case with a time served sentence, which means the case ended when he entered the plea.
“He has no probation. The case is over,” his attorney Steven Sadow told XXL.
In April 2015, Wayne’s tour bus was shot at as he left his performance at Compound Nightclub in Atlanta.Winfrey was identified as the shooter and handed in himself to the police in June of that year.
He reportedly alleged that Wayne’s rivals, Young Thug and Birdman, had put him up to the shooting.
Alan Lewis, the driver of the bus, is expected to get $100 000 in restitution from Winfrey.
Lewis has claimed that he suffered spinal cord, rotator cuff and psychological injuries as a result of the incident.