After Trump endorsement goes bust, Lil Wayne faces 10 years on Florida gun charge

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We may understand why Lil Wayne was cozying up to soon-to-be-former President Donald Trump recently. We reported weeks ago that Weezy F. Baby, or Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. as he’s legally know, might have been looking for a pardon or dismissal of charges from a December 2019 gun arrest when endorsed Trump for re-election.

Well on Tuesday, weeks after Trump lost re-election, Carter was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. If found guilty, he can face up to 10 years in prison.

Authorities in a Miami Federal Court said they raided Carter’s private plane after it landed in Miami on December 23, 2019, finding a handgun and ammunition. Carter, a convicted felon, admitted ownership of the gun, claiming it was a Father’s Day gift.

Carter’s attorney, Howard Srebnick, doesn’t believe this is a serious offense.

Donald Trump poses with Lil Wayne
Washington, D.C.It was all good just a couple weeks ago: Donald Trump in this photo-op announcing an endorsement by rapper Lil Wayne in the lead up to the presidential election, October, 2020.
“Carter is charged with possessing a gold-plated handgun in his luggage on a private plane. There is no allegation that he ever fired it, brandished it, used it or threatened to use it. There is no allegation that he is a dangerous person,” Srebnick wrote in an email.

In March 2010 Carter was sentenced to a year in New York’s Rikers Island prison after pleading guilty to gun possession, a felony. Under federal law, convicted felons aren’t supposed to own guns. While Srebnick might think different, a judge may not be as open-minded, especially since this is Carter’s second offense.

Cater is due to appear in a Miami court on December 11.

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