Democrat and Chronicle reports:
While court records provide few details about the criminal case against Harris and his co-defendants, Ronald Walker and Tyrus Harris, the indictment shows that authorities have already seized more than $1.5 million from safety deposit boxes connected with the case. Also seized was nearly $407,000 worth of jewelry and watches, including a $60,000 Rolex and another $35,000 Rolex. Authorities are also pushing for the forfeiture of properties in Georgia and Baltimore. Harris surrendered for arrest on the Rochester-area indictment on Jan. 24. He is expected to be arraigned in Rochester after a current trial in New Jersey. Harris’ co-defendants have pleaded not guilty at arraignments in Rochester, records show.
Along with these drug charges, Harris also stands accused of s-xually assaulting an underage girl in New Jersey. Opening remarks of the trial—Harris is accused of getting fellatio from a then 15-year-old girl in 2011—were scheduled to begin January 29. But after his arrest in Rochester, we are unsure when the trial will begin.
Although it was thought Harris would be booted from the show after the NJ allegations, Love & Hip-Hop’s creator, Mona Scott-Young, denied such claims. Mendeecees Harris is seen putting his hands on an out of pocket personal trainer in a preview of the next episode that was seen at the conclusion of last night’s new episode. None of this should be a surprise to Harris who was reportedly indicted on the drug charges last fall and is accused of trafficking the drugs between 2005 and August 2012.