Foogiano Reportedly Sentenced to 5 Years After Going on the Run for Gun Charges

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Foogiano was hit with a lengthy jail sentence this week.

Music executive and Authentic Empire founder Boomman told fans the New 1017 artist was hit with a five-year sentence by officials in Green County, Tennessee.

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He then urged his fans to post a yellow graphic calling for his freedom to keep his brand alive while he’s serving time.

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“All my friends, family and supporters make this your profile pic ’while I’m gone,’” he wrote. “#FreeFoo”

The Greensboro, Georgia native was arrested in March while on the run from authorities in Memphis. Foogiano was originally apprehended in Georgia in December 2020 on charges of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. After posting a $50,000 bail, the rapper was given an ankle monitor to wear so police coulddocument his moves. Shortly after his release, Georgia declared him a “fugitive from justice” for burning off his ankle monitor and going on the run.

At the time of his firearm arrest, Foogiano was on probation for a 2015 burglary conviction. Boomman insists Foogiano was following the guidelines of his probation when he was arrested in December and that another person has already confessed to owning the gun.

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