NEW YORK TIMES
Bobby Shmurda Posts $2 Million Bail
2/3/2015

The city will now have up to 72 hours to review the bail package, which was arranged with the help of Ira Judelson, a bail bondsman known for his high-profile clients, including the rappers Ja Rule and DMX.

“If the city is playing fair, there will be no need for a hearing,” Kenneth Montgomery, Mr. Shmurda’s lawyer, said.


“Management associates” of Mr. Shmurda’s provided collateral to Mr. Judelson in the form of property, Mr. Montgomery said. Epic Records, which signed Mr. Shmurda on the success of his hit, “Hot Boy,” and released his debut EP in November, was not involved, Mr. Montgomery said. The label did not immediately respond to a request for comment.



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REVOLT
Bobby Shmurda Attorney And Bondsman Hope To Post Bail By Next Week
1/30/2015

Bail Bondsman To The Stars Ira Judelson Says He Hopes To Spring Shmurda From Rikers Island By Next Week

“What concerns me is a couple things [including] the allegations that Mr. Pollard, only 20 years old, is a leader of this organization and that he’s even more than a leader, he’s an enforcer in a drug ring,” Montgomery expressed before Judge James Burke. “When I reviewed the evidence, there is nothing in this case that reports of any conversation that they were discussing weight. We don’t know anything about numbers… There’s nothing about Mr. Pollard enforcing anything.”

 

Because of these findings, the attorney later petitioned for a reduced bail, which was set at $2 million last month. “The bail that was set was extremely high and unfair your honor,” Montgomery stated, which was a sentiment shared with Rowdy Rebel’s (Chad Marshall) attorney. However, the judge refused to reduce bail for all defendants until he delivers a decision April 22.



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BOSSIP
Bobby Shmurda May Finally Get Out Of Jail
1/30/2015

Bail Bondsman To The Stars Ira Judelson Says He Hopes To Spring Shmurda From Rikers Island By Next Week

Known as the bail bondsman to the stars, Judelson has previously bonded out Plaxico Burress, Ja Rule, Lawrence Taylor and Dominique Strauss Kahn. Judelson said he’s also bailing out Shmurda’s brother, Jahvase and co-defendants, Remy and Chad Marshall.

“We’re hopefully going to post bail for this young man, and move forward, and litigate this case,” Shmurda’s new lawyer, Kenneth Montgomery, told Bossip.



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BILLBOARD
Bobby Shmurda Pleads Not Guilty to All Charges
1/30/2015

Bobby Shmurda and fellow Epic Records-signed rapper Rowdy Rebel, along with 13 members of their GS9 crew, Thursday all pleaded not guilty on 69 charges ranging from narcotics sales to murder.

During the three and a half hour hearing at Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday — the first since being arrested — Pollard and Marshall’s $2 million bails were argued as “excessive” and “extremely unfair,” according to XXL. Pollard’s new attorney, Kenneth Montgomery — who took over from Howard Greenberg after the initial indictment — questioned the prosecution’s claim that Shmurda was a leader of the alleged operation, saying, “There’s nothing about a hierarchy about this alleged gang” in the indictment.



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NY DAILY NEWS
EXCLUSIVE: Rookie NYPD officer who shot Akai Gurley in Brooklyn stairwell was texting union rep as victim lay dying
12/5/2014

Protesters rally for justice in the death of Akai Gurley, fatally struck by a cop’s bullet in the pitch-black stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project.

“I would be surprised if it is not at least presented to a grand jury,” said Kenneth Montgomery, a lawyer for Gurley’s parents. “It’s a debacle and it speaks of criminal negligence.”



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NEW YORK POST
Man charged in assault cleared after video proves his innocence
12/5/2014

Defense attorney Kenneth Montgomery said he hired a forensic video expert to examine the surveillance footage and determine that the true attacker was on the short side.


“All you have to do is look at this video and look at him. But the NYPD is so confident locking up people of color and letting the DA sort it out,” said Montgomery.



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NY DAILY NEWS
Alleged rape victim’s attorneys to D.A.: Arrest Sanford Rubenstein now
10/21/2014

A lawyer for the alleged rape victim of lawyer Sanford Rubenstein sent a pointed message to prosecutors: Put him in handcuffs now.

 

“Every day that has passed since the occurrence has only served to marginalize the complainant and the sexual assault she suffered at the hands of Mr. Rubenstein,” read the two-page Tuesday letter from attorney Kenneth Montgomery.

 

“(The woman), a victim of sexual assault, is requesting that the New York County District Attorney’s office authorize the New York Police Department to arrest Sanford Rubenstein.”



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NEW YORK TIMES
Letter to Manhattan Prosecutor Details Rape Allegation Against Prominent Lawyer
10/21/2014

The letter, signed by the lawyers Kenneth J. Montgomery and Keith White, criticized prosecutors for seemingly placing too much emphasis on surveillance videos that show that the woman and a friend “willingly went to Mr. Rubenstein’s residence to further socialize following a festive evening.”

 

That footage, the lawyers said, had no bearing on what took place inside Mr. Rubenstein’s penthouse apartment.

 

The lawyers also suggest that prosecutors are overlooking the most salient point: The victim “never gave consent because she was incapacitated.”

 

“The results of any toxicology is of no consequence considering the victim’s injuries, statements and lack of consent,” the lawyers wrote.



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