ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) A VH1 reality star on the show “Love & Hip Hop” who was involved in an interstate drug ring has been denied a request for a shorter prison sentence.
The Democrat and Chronicle reports (http://on.rocne.ws/2m8IFZM ) that Mendeecees Harris requested to have his eight-year sentence on federal drug distribution charges reduced to three years in February. A judge denied the request.
Harris’ sentence began in December 2015. He had participated in a drug operation between New York and Rochester.
Harris’ lawyer, Dawn Florio, argued that her client had a small role in the ring. Florio also said that Harris forfeited $170,000 in earnings from the reality show and volunteered at youth outreach programs before sentencing.
Prosecutors say Harris’ role was significant enough to warrant the sentence.
Information from: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, http://www.democratandchronicle.com