(AllHipHop News) Dipset’s Harlem bred and New Jersey residing rapper Juelz Santana, has been given two years probation after an incident involving his whistle blowing neighbor who alerted police of a domestic altercation with Juelz and his girlfriend in 2009.
A Bergen Country judge ruled that Juelz Santana, born Laron James, cannot have any contact with his former Englewood neighbor as part of the probation, but that Santana can still keep his driver’s license for work purposes.
According to the CliffViewPilot.com, Juelz reportedly made “death threats” to his neighbor which reportedly caused the neighbor to move to another house out of fear.
The neighbor claims the incident has also caused financial issues his wife.
Initially Santana was charged with assaulting his girlfriend, assaulting the neighbor and for violating a restraining order, although in the trail he only entered a guilty plea for threatening his neighbor.
Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor Jessica Gompert made several allegations against Santana for the judge to consider in the ruling.
“One is an allegation against his girlfriend, the mother of his children,” Gomperts said. “The second was an innocent bystander who intervened when James assaulted her.”
“That good Samaritan had to pay a steep price,” she told the judge. “He was threatened, he was terrorized – he actually had to move his family.”
“Probation would be a positive factor for the defendant,” Superior Court Judge James Guida said, “and incarceration an excessive hardship.”
The legal issues will unfortunately continue for Juelz going forward as he attempts to fight more charges.
In January of 2011, SWAT discovered two loaded 9mm handguns, ammunition and 17 bags of marijuana during a raid of his “Santana’s World” studios in Bergenfield, NJ.
Juelz would later surrender to police after posting a $125,000 in bail.
The raid was the culmination of a 10 month investigation into gang activity at Santana’s studio.
More news as details emerge.