Jimmy Winfrey, the guy accused of shooting at Lil Wayne’s bus in 2015 has copped out to a plea deal. According to TMZ he has pleaded guilty to 2 counts of violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. As a part of his plea deal, prosecutors have dropped many other serious charges such as, 4 counts of violation of the RICO Act, 6 other counts of violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, 12 counts of aggravated assault, 2 counts of criminal damage to property in the first degree and 1 count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
It was accusations of Birdman and Young Thug being involved in the shooting and striking secret deals with prosecutors in the case. Alvin had said he found it unusual Cobb County prosecutors described Birdman and Young Thug as co-conspirators in the alleged shooter’s indictment but no charges were bought against them.
Jimmy Winfrey’s new plea got his original sentence of 20 years reduced to 7. The Georgia Supreme Court overturned his conviction in 2018 which opened doors for a new trail. With the credit for time served Jimmy is set to be released. Winfrey’s lawyer, Steve Sadow, told TMZ, the reason his client hasn’t been released involves an unrelated outstanding warrants case. Sadow wants to be clear … Winfrey entered a special kind of guilty plea where his client maintains his innocence, despite pleading guilty. As a part of his sentence, he’ has to pay $100k in restitution to Alvin Lewis, the bus driver.