The reggaeton Daddy yankee reacted to the case of his manager, Raphy pina, who this Wednesday was found guilty by a federal jury for possession of weapons.
When leaving the court after supporting his representative, the “Big Boss” gave his first statements and said that he does not agree with the jury’s decision, but that he respects it.
“We respect the jury’s decision, but we do not agreeor, but at the same time we are happy that we can celebrate the New Year at Pina’s house ”, were the words of the famous artist outside the court in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.
The interpreter of “Rompe” said that his manager and friend is going through a difficult time. Despite this, he expressed that he felt calm and happy that he can say goodbye to the year with his family.
For the moment, Rafael Pina Nieves, the entrepreneur’s first name, will have to remain under house arrest until April 1, when the judge will issue the sentence.
According to reviews by the Puerto Rican media Primera Hora and El Vocero de Puerto Rico, a jury of seven women and five men found Pina Nieves guilty of charges from possession of firearms.
The producer and fiancé of the Dominican singer Natti Natasha, faces two charges: one for possession of an automatic weapon and another for possession of a firearm by a federal convict, as he was convicted in 2015 of bank fraud.
The producer is exposed up to a maximum of 20 years in prison, 10 for each of the charges.
According to the newspaper El Vocero, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office requested to place Pina in detention, but her legal representative María Domínguez argued that the music producer is not a threat to the community and should remain free on bail until the sentencing hearing.
In the courtroom were figures such as the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI, in English), Joseph González, as well as artists represented by Pina Nieves, like Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez, better known as Daddy yankee Y Natti Natasha.
Pina, according to the court document, is charged with possessing a Glock model 19 pistol, caliber nine millimeters and modified to fire automatically, a Smith & Wesson pistol, model SD40 and dozens of ammunition for 40 caliber pistols, ammunition for pistols. caliber 5.7, as well as for rifles and shotguns, among others.
The weapons were seized by federal agents during a raid last year on a property of the producer, located in the Caguas Real urbanization and the Rogelio’s Ice Plant gas station, also in Caguas, Puerto Rico.