Harlem rapper Charly “Max B” Wingate was sentenced to 75 years in prison Thursday, for his involvement in a New Jersey armed robbery that left one man dead.
Max B’s stepbrother, Kelvin Leerdam, who was identified as the shooter during the stick-up, was sentenced to life, plus 35 years.
Earlier this year, Max B was found guilty of felony murder conspiracy charges following a 2006 robbery at a Holiday Inn in Fort Lee, where two men, Allan Plowden and David Taylor, were ambushed and asked for money before Taylor was fatally shot in the head.
“This case has always been about greed,” Martin Delaney, an Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor said at the sentencing. “It has always been about the love of money.”
After the conviction was read, Max B’s mother, Sharon Wingate, told reporters she plans to appeal. “We will be back,” she said.