News: T.I. Forced To Serve 11-Months Outside Atlanta
Tuesday, Oct 26, 2010 5:07PM
Grammy-winning rapper T.I. will reportedly be forced to serve out an 11-month sentence for a probation violation in the state of Arkansas no later than November 1st.
Despite being sentenced to 11 months in Atlanta, T.I. is headed to Arkansas.
T.I. will be returning to the exact same federal Arkansas jail next week that he cohabitated as part of his sentence for his 2008 gun conviction. According to the Associated Press, the King of the South will be entering Forrest City's low-security premises on November 1, where he will begin an 11-month sentence for violating his federal probation. (XXL Mag)
Yesterday, it was reported that T.I. would not be charged for drug possession by Los Angeles attorneys.
According to the Charge Evaluation Worksheet filed Monday morning (October 25) in Los Angeles, "D [defendant] is the driver of a car stopped for traffic violation. Deputy smells marijuana and searches car and occupants for source of odor. Deputy finds 4 pills of ecstasy in D's pants. Deputies also find marijuana in car and other narcotics in possession of one of the passengers. D is on federal probation in Georgia and has already been sentenced to 10 months [ed. 11 months] in prison for violation stemming from this arrest. Given amount of facts above, case rejected." (MTV)
An attorney for T.I. also confirmed the District Attorney's action.
Defense lawyer Steve Sadow told CNN the decision to drop the charges was "the right thing to do under the circumstances." "Both his Los Angeles defense attorney, Blair Berk, and myself commend the Los Angeles district attorney's office for exercising its discretion to reject prosecution in light of the legal and factual issues involved," Sadow said. (CNN)
While T.I. is slated to begin his sentence within a week, supporters have pleaded with an Atlanta judge to allow him to skip jail.
A mysterious and geography-challenged admirer of Atlanta rapper T.I. has asked the court to place him in rehab instead of sending him back to federal prison, according to celebrity gossip site TMZ. The document is signed "Citizens of the State of Atlanta Georgia." T.I., aka Clifford J. Harris Jr., does not know who filed the motion, according to TMZ. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
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