According to The YBF, "Love & Hip Hop" star Mendeecees Harris has been living it up while at home on bail. He's shot more than one reality show, got married on TV, joined plenty of social media networks, did some legal jobs to bring in some cash, and been a family man with wife Yandy Harris and a father to their kids. Mendeecees pleaded Guilty in U.S. District Court back in April for a federal drug trafficking charge. Today, in Rochester, he was sentenced to 8 years and 1 month. Democrat & Chronicle states:
He has been free under a bail agreement in which his earnings from the show and his paid public appearances are turned over to the federal government. That amount was more than $100,000 in April but may have significantly grown since then.
Mendeecees is taking full responsibility for his part in breaking the law. He even posted an open letter encouraging young men to take heed to his situation and to not make the same mistake.
He said on Instagram:
I want you all to understand something. I completely accept responsibility for all that is going on. My transition to be a better person a productive person started well before this case. However in my past I made some bad decisions. Young men let my life be an example to you now before it's too late. Better who you are now in your children's lives and in society so you can change the path of your fate. Lack of opportunities, a fatherless home, the unforgiven neighborhood and circumstances you grew up in can no longer be your excuse. Trust me I tried. And it doesn't make the pain your family feels any different. Young man educate your self and break the cycle. Don't become a number on the DOA (dead on arrival) list or on the incarceration list. To my wife and children you are all strong and well prepared for this. This is just another brick laid down towards our house of happily ever after , walk with your head held high knowing I would never past (sp?) the buck and put another family through what we have endured. Continue to walk in faith and love as you've done so well. To my peoples thank you for all the encouragement and support please continue to encourage my family. Thank you again all."
Yandy wrote her own statement saying:
Thank you for your continued support. You have no idea how much your love and encouragement means. We finally have closure and are prepared and ready for all the future holds. God and love always prevails. Thank you God for family and love. (I consider some of you I never met family) #resolved #prayedup #blessed