Sigel Released, Looks To Retrial

Beanie Sigel was released from prison August 9th, but will have to return to court September 19th for a retrial on separate charges.

Sigel – born Dwight Grant – served a year in a Fairton, N.J., federal prison after pleading guilty to weapons and drug charges stemming from a 2002 traffic stop in Philadelphia.

His retrial for attempted murder begins September 19th. Prosecutors allege Sigel shot Terrance Speller outside a Philadelphia strip club in July 2003. His first trial, in April 2004, resulted in a hung jury.

Sigel’s third album, The B. Coming, was released earlier this year.