Rapper Eric B. Receives Probation For 17-Yr-Old Assault Case - MTO News

Rapper Eric B. has been sentenced to a year's probation from a case that stems from a motor vehicle stop involving a police chase that took place nearly 19 years ago.

"I'm glad it's over," he told reporters outside of the courthouse.

The warrant was issued in 2002 for failure to appear in court. 

He reportedly pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and resisting arrest/eluding on Jan. 28, 2002, for the incident that took place in Ridgefield Park the previous year.

The DJ was told in 2002 by his former attorney that he wasn't required to appear in court, says his new lawyer. His previous attorney Paul Bergrin of Nutley, allegedly told him, "there was no need to appear on the sentencing date," his current attorney Patrick Toscano said in a letter to the court last week, according to NJ Advance Media.

Prosecutor Ron McCormick is unhappy with the sentence and wanted Eric. B to do a stint behind bars.

"I don't think that's justice, I don't think it's fair, I don't think it's a deterrent," he said, per Fox News.