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Gibbs’ lawyer and manager confirm the news that the rapper is set to be free.

Freddie Gibbs’ legal fight in Austria is finished. The rapper has been acquitted of all charges according to his lawyer as well as his manager, Ben Lambert. Lambert tweeted an update on his client’s case early this morning along with a second update on Instagram.

In June, Gibbs was arrested dating back to a 2015 incident in Austria. In August, he was formally charged for the crime which carried a penalty of over 10 years in prison. He was freed on bail after paying 50,000 Euros ($56,560).

“Today, September 30, 2016 Freddie Gibbs was found not guilty,” Gibbs lawyer said in a statement. “We have always maintained unconditionally and without any doubt that Freddie would be and now has been fully exonerated and completely vindicated.”

You can read the full text from Gibbs’ lawyer below.

Statement From Freddie Gibbs’ Lawyer

“Today, September 30, 2016 Freddie Gibbs was found not guilty. We have always maintained unconditionally and without any doubt that Freddie would be and now has been fully exonerated and completely vindicated. We are pleased and thankful that the court recognized the same trust and confidence we and all of his fans have had in Freddie that justified and resulted in his absolute acquittal. Immediately after his acquittal I spoke with Freddie who expressed his deeply sincere, heartfelt gratitude and thanks to his fiancé Erica Dickerson for her unwavering support, for the steadfast and incomparable loyalty of his long time friend and manager Ben “Lambo” Lambert, for the extraordinary work and effort of his lawyers and for the overwhelming outpouring of love he has received from his fans. He says, “Thank you!”

“While we are appreciative of the verdict of not guilty, nothing has changed. The actual facts have always demonstrated that Freddie was and is 100% innocent. It is now self-evident he was wrongly accused. The trial has confirmed our belief that after a searching and complete investigation and trial the true and actual facts would be revealed – that there always was an absence of any scientific, physical, or credible evidence that would warrant in any way such an accusation. Freddie and his family look forward to returning to the States so he can resume his life and career.”