Monday, October 18, 2010

T.I HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO 11 ADDITIONAL MONTHS IN PRISON


I'm so bummed to report  that after a few months of freedom, rapper T.I has been sentenced to an additional 11 months for breaching the terms of his parole. T.I is currently out on bail whilst he launches an appeal and the media site accessatlanta.com had this to say about the whole incident...

Declaring that T.I. "has had about the limit of second chances," U.S. District Judge Charles Pannell Jr. sentenced the rapper and movie actor  to 11 more months in prison for violating his probation. He will begin serving his time at a later date. 

T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., asked for leniency.
"I screwed up," said Harris, wearing a three-piece gray suit. "I screwed up bigtime, and I'm sorry. I'm truly and sincerely sorry. I don't want and I don't need to use drugs anymore. I want them out of my life."
But Pannell was unmoved. 

"The worst thing is this case was an experiment," Pannell said. The judge said he hoped the extraordinary sentence Harris initially received would work and could be adapted for use in other cases.
But then Pannell looked at Harris and said: "You certainly dumped a lot of smut on the whole experiment."
Pannell had sentenced Harris to a year and a day in prison for his 2007 arrest on weapons charges. The unprecedented deal shaved almost four years off a potential sentence, provided Harris perform 1,000 hours of community service. The service, which he completed, consisted largely of visits with schoolchildren to speak out against violence, gangs and drugs.

Harris finished his time in prison and a halfway house earlier this year and was still on probation when he was arrested Sept. 1 in Los Angeles. He and his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, were taken into custody during a traffic stop in West Hollywood in which deputies said they smelled a strong odor of marijuana from inside the car. They were soon released on bond. 

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