Rocky’s new lawyer, Joe Tacopina, told TMZ Friday, “Rocky didn’t commit a crime. It was an extortion attempt by a former associate, who threatened to make false criminal accusations if Rocky didn’t pay him.”
Tacopina tells us he has 2 eyewitnesses who back Rocky’s story … not only that Relli wasn’t hit by bullet fragments, but that no shot was even fired. In other words, Tacopina says Relli has made up the story in a “get rich quick scheme.”
As we reported, Rocky previously pled not guilty to both criminal charges of assault with a semiautomatic firearm.