Hip-hop Executive, Bryan Leach launched the careers of rap stars like Lil’ Jon and the East Side Boyz, Ying Yang Twins and Bilingual artist, Pitbull. He is known for most recently signing A$AP Rocky to Polo Grounds Music. On Monday, September 24, he plead guilty to driving around Harlem with a loaded handgun.
In October 2010 Leach, 43, was caught with a .380 Kel-Tec handgun loaded with six hollow-point bullets on the front seat of his car. According to court papers, he was pulled over on West 72nd St. on the upper West Side after police observed his Bently swerving erratically.
Initially the record mogul was charged with two counts of weapons possession but plead guilty to a reduced count of attempted weapons possession in the second degree. Under the plea deal, Leach will be sentenced to two years in prison and a year of post-release supervision, officials said.
Leach has not officially been sentenced and is allowed to remain free until his November 8th hearing. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Lewis Bart Stone warned that he could wind up in jail for a total of seven years if he fails to cooperate with probation officials or if he does not return to court for sentencing. He and his attorney refused to speak after accepting the plea deal. Leach is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 8.
Written by: Lexine Emille