Yandy Smith Rejoices As Mendeecees Come Home!
Love & Hip Hop New York cast member Mendeecees Harris is now a free man.
The reality TV star was released on $600,000 bond as he awaits trial on drug trafficking charges. Harris’ fiancee, Yandy Smith, is responsible for $200K of that loot and was in Rochester, NY to agree to the terms.
Yandy stated, “We have been anticipating him getting bail for a while. As you know from the show, every time I got excited, circumstances came up and threw a wrench in the plan. So this time, I did not get excited until I heard the judge say all the terms were excepted and bail was granted.”
Reports Democrat & Chronicle:
With VH1 cameras waiting outside of federal court Monday, as Love & Hip Hop NY films for its next season, U.S. District Judge Frank Geraci Jr. agreed to release Harris on a $600,000 bond package — half of which was provided in court. He was released later from the Yates County Jail, where he has been held.
Harris, 35, is accused of a role in a New York City-based drug ring that included his brother, Tyrus Harris, and another man, Ronald Walker. Tyrus Harris pleaded guilty before Geraci Monday, and Walker pleaded guilty last year.
The drug ring transported cocaine to the Rochester region, federal authorities allege. Tyrus Harris faces a sentence of about five to seven years, under federal sentencing recommendations.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank Sherman and Mendeecees Harris’ lawyer, Donald Thompson, said in court Monday that they’ve been working toward a resolution with the case. The bail agreement, Sherman said, is expected to be substantial enough to ensure Harris returns for future court dates. Smith, who is engaged to Harris and who is one of the bigger stars of the show, said after court that she has no worries about the $200,000 pledge. “Mendeecees is a very good guy,” said Smith, who was once on the list of Billboard Magazine’s “Top 30 Executives under 30.”
Glad to see him home with his family! Check out the photos above!