Gerald Shargel, a noted criminal defense lawyer who has represented mobster John Gotti along with a who’s who of celebrity defendants including current client Irv Gotti tells MTV News that first-time offender Lil’ Kim won’t be spending the maximum sentence of 20 years behind bars after her convinction on Thursday of three counts of perjury and one count of conspiring with a co-defendant. “[When sentencing,] the judge is free to consider any other information about the offense and about the defendant, Lil’ Kim,” Shargel said. “He’s free to look at any additional factors and impose a non-guideline sentence. It always depends, in large part, on the judge, and Lynch has a reputation for fairness and balance. She’ll get a prison sentence, but nothing like 20 years.” Read more.
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