T.I. Sentenced to 1-Year Prison Stay on Gun Charges


Rapper star T.I. was sentenced in a federal court in Atlanta to a year in federal prison on Friday.

The sentence was part of a plea agreement with prosecutors that include one year and one day in prison, a fine of $100,000 and 500 hours of community service.

As part of his plea T.I., born Clifford Harris, has toured the country speaking to young kids about drugs, gangs and the pitfalls of that lifestyle which was documented on MTV’s “T.I.’s Road to Redemption.”

The Grammy-winning rapper had originally faced up to 20 years in prison following his arrest by federal agents in October of 2007 after having his bodyguard purchase machine guns and silencers for him. The 28-year-old father of six is by law ineligible to own guns because if a 1998 crack cocaine conviction.

T.I. could see his year-and-a-day sentence reduced by as much as 15% with good behavior. He is expected to surrender to prison officials sometime before May 19.

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