T.I. Sentencing in Atlanta (Mar. 27th 2009)

Rapper T.I. was sentenced Friday to one year and one day in prison on federal weapons violations, reports the Associated Press. In March of this year, the Atlanta native, whose real name is Clifford Harris, pleaded guilty to three charges of illegal weapons possessions after he was arrested following the purchase of illegal weapons and silencers prior to the 2007 BET Hip-Hop Awards.

He originally faced up to 10 years and a $250,000 fine for each count and had initially pleaded not guilty. But since changing his plea, he has performed over 1,000 hours of community service and with the help of MTV created a new reality series, “T.I.’s Road to Redemption,” where he warns young teenagers about the dangers of guns, drugs and violence.

He has 30 to 60 days to turn himself in.


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