Seeking to overturn a near decade prison sentence, rapper Remy Ma has retained the legal services of decorated trial attorney William “Billy” Murphy, Jr.
Murphy first gained national exposure by obtaining an acquittal for fight promoter Don King on federal charges of defrauding Lloyd’s of London.
Recently, he reversed a $1.6 million verdict against rapper DMX and secured a civil judgment of $35 million for former Ravens Defensive End Michael McCrary.
Murphy is a senior partner in the Murphy Firm and represents DMX, Redman, Mary J. bilge, and Missy Elliott.
“We are pleased to handle Remy Ma’s appeal,” Murphy explained to AllHipHop.com. “We are confident that when we present all the facts, the public for the first time will get a true picture of what actually happened; and Remy will be vindicated.”
Assisting Murphy on the case will be partner Kenneth Ravenell and New York attorney Ricahrd Levitt.
With a new legal team, Remy feels her chances of a successful appeal have increased tenfold.
“With the addition of Mr. Murphy, Ravenell, and Levitt, I now believe I have assembled a team that will have the might and expertise to tell my side of the story,” stated a hopeful Remy Ma. “I am confident that after hearing everything my side will prevail. Mr. Murphy comes highly recommended and I am pleased that he has agreed to lead my defense team.”
On July 14, 2007 Remy Ma is alleged to have shot her best friend in the stomach due to a money dispute.
She was sentenced to 8 years in prison on assault, illegal weapons possession, and attempted coercion charges on May 13, 2008.
Awaiting appeal, Remy Ma is currently serving her sentence at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women.