T.I. Pleads Guilty
March 27, 2008 at 12:20 PM (PT)
Rapper T.I. today pleaded guilty to three weapons charges in federal court in ATLANTA. THE ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION reports T.I., whose real name is CLIFFORD HARRIS JR., entered his plea shortly after 1:30p. He pleaded guilty to two counts of illegally possessing machine guns and silencers, and one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
U.S. District Court Judge CHARLES PANNELL JR. scheduled HARRIS' sentencing a year from now, on MARCH 27, 2009. If HARRIS abides by the conditions set in his plea agreement, he will receive a prison sentence of one year plus one day. Because the sentence is longer than one year, HARRIS will be eligible to earn 15% time off for good behavior.
Over the next year, HARRIS must perform at least 1,000 hours of community service, which includes speaking to "at-risk young people," promoting respect for law enforcement, and opposing violence, illegal and reckless use of firearms, illegal drugs and gang activity.