Love & Hip Hop’s Mendeecees Harris Attempting To Have Jail Sentence Reduced
Mendeecees Harris is attempting to get his sentence reduced for trafficking cocaine and heroin to the Rochester region, according to reports. Next week, the Love & Hip Hop star’s attorney is scheduled to argue before a federal appellate court that a federal judge erred when sentencing the reality star to eight years in federal prison.
Meanwhile, federal prosecutors want him to serve the full sentence imposed. Harris, who is married to Yandy Smith, is accused of drug trafficking. Last year, Harris’ attorney asked the judge to reconsider the sentence arguing that he was a minor player in a drug ring that transported drugs from New York City to the Rochester area.
There was a change in the “Sentencing Guidelines Manual,” which provides recommended sentences for federal judges, shortly before Harris’ sentence was imposed. That change would have allowed the judge to consider a shorter sentence within federal recommended sentencing guidelines.
Prior to reporting to jail, Harris reached out to troubled youth — many who wrote letters supporting a shorter sentence for Harris — and counseled them about how to avoid the pitfalls he’d fallen into as a young man. No further details about his case have been released.