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Despite making a late appearance to court yesterday, Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Michael Ryan allowed Yung Joc, who was born Jasiel Robinson, to remain free on $50,000 bond, which he had posted Monday. His next court appearance is scheduled for January 25. Because he was late for the Wednesday morning arraignment, Cuyahoga County assistant prosecutor Gayle Williams told the media that the rapper was considered a fugitive of the law, and that his bond would be doubled to $100,000.
Joc’s attorney, Stanley Jackson Jr., was apologetic about his client’s absence at the hearing and said the rapper was out of town on personal and family obligations. Ryan chided the lawyer but allowed Yung Joc to stay free on bond, Reuters reports. Jackson Jr. said his celebrity client is innocent of the charge. [ SOURCE: MTV ]