We haven’t heard one word on Mendeecees Harris since “Love & Hip-Hop New York” wrapped in April. During the reunion, Yandy Smith provided a small update on her fiance, saying he was waiting to hear about bail and she was only speaking positive thoughts about his future, which at the time seemed rather bleak.
During the last season of LHHNY, Mendeecees was facing two criminal cases. The first was a sex abuse charge involving the daughter of the reality star’s first child’s mother. The now 19-year-old alleged Mendeecees was sexual with her when she was just 15, but by the end of the short trial he was cleared of all charges. Unfortunately for him, not long after he was headed back to court on drug charges. As we reported in March, “According to court documents, Harris along with two other men, his brother Tyrus Harris and Ronald Walker, are accused of transporting $2.5 million worth of drugs throughout Rochester and New York City between the years of 2005 and 2012.”
Mendeecees turned himself in January 24 and was reportedly facing 20 years in prison, and just recently, rumors began swirling that he was quietly sentenced to 15. So far, there’s no real evidence to back that claim. A search of Mendeecees name on the Federal Bureau of Prisons simply lists the 34-year-old’s status as “in transit” and his release date unknown.
HipHopWired reached out to Mendeecees lawyer, Donald Thompson, who told them in a statement that rumors of Mendeecees being sentenced to 15 years in federal prison are just that, saying he has not “been found guilty of anything yet, much less sentenced.”
Let’s hope for the sake of Yandy and their family, those 15 years behind bars will never come to pass.