Safaree’s childhood friend who robbed him jailed for 18 years | HipHopDX

Safaree Samuel‘s childhood friend has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for robbery Love & Hip Hop old

According to, Judge Gary Wilcox sentenced Harewood on Thursday (November 3) for his role in stealing $180,000 worth of jewelry from Safaree in February 2018. But he was found not guilty of robbing Samuels’ companion, conspiracy to commit robbery and weapons charges. His sentences will be served consecutively instead of concurrently, according to the report.

The defendant’s sentencing includes the maximum possible time for the evading charge, which is 10 years. He got eight years for the robbery instead of the full 10 years. Harewood has already served four years and by law must serve at least 85% of the robbery sentence.

Bergen County Assistant Prosecutors Joe Torrie and Meg Kilzy expressed their gratitude to the judge and jury for the verdict on behalf of their client. “We are very pleased with the outcome and grateful that justice was served for Safaree Samuels,” their statement read.

Brain Neary, Harewood’s attorney, noted that sentencing can be complicated, “especially when there are multiple circumstances and multiple defendants.”

“The test is whether the punishment is fair,” Neary said. “Mr Harewood will consider the court’s calculation of his sentence and consider an appeal of the subsequent sentence.”

Before sentencing, Harewood offered an apology to “everyone involved” and said the robbery was one of many “bad decisions” that he is “not proud of.” “These moments do not define me and they do not reflect me,” he said in court earlier this week.

Although Neary pleaded for leniency because of Harewood’s children, the prosecution did not relent to ensure he was prosecuted to the full extent of the law. “His daughter is essentially an adult. She was 13 at the time of his arrest in 2018,” Kilzy argued.

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“[Harewood’s] character consists of deception, fraud and falsehood,” Torre added.

Back in April, surveillance footage of Safaree robbed at gunpoint in a parking garage in New Jersey appeared. During an interview with The Angie Martinez Show, he revealed that he was robbed a few hours before he came to the studio.

“I just got robbed, two guys with guns just ran at me,” he said. “Had me face down on the floor with a gun to my head. They just took everything.”

Other parties involved in the robbery included Tacuma Ashman, a cousin of Harewood, who was convicted of first-degree robbery, resisting arrest and weapons charges last year. Carl Cherry pleaded guilty to conspiracy back in 2019.

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