News: UPDATE: B.G. Catches Big Break In Federal Weapons Case

Friday, May 25, 2012 11:15AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Former Cash Money Records rapper B.G. can exhale a little bit longer with new reports claiming his federal weapons sentencing date is now slated to take place next month.

Facing up to a decade behind bars, B.G.'s case is now delayed through mid-June.

The federal court sentencing of a local hip-hop star convicted on weapon and witness tampering charges has been postponed to next month. Christopher Dorsey, 31, of St. Rose, who raps under the moniker B.G., or Baby Gangsta, and was a member of the rap supergroup the Hot Boys, is facing roughly eight to 10 years in prison, according to sentencing recommendations made by probation officers. Prosecutors with U.S. Attorney Jim Letten's office have sought a longer prison stint. (NOLA News)

Last December, B.G. opted out of a plea agreement in the case.

As he introduces the video for his song "I Ain't Tellin," hip-hop superstar B.G. sits in a luxury vehicle with a rapper colleague, bemoaning the state of street culture. "This f--king ratting s--t, man, this s--t here is getting out of hand," B.G. says. "Man, it's called T-Y-C. Take Your Charge." On Wednesday morning, B.G. -- also known as Christopher Dorsey -- did exactly that. Clad in an orange jail jumpsuit, his hands shackled and his lawyer by his side, Dorsey stood before U.S. District Court Judge Ginger Berrigan. Asked whether he was guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm and witness tampering, Dorsey again answered in the affirmative. But prosecutors made clear there is no plea agreement or deal in place. Now, he faces a prison stint that could stretch 40 years. (NOLA)

He previously pled guilty to the gun charge and has remained behind bars through a sentencing date.

Christopher Dorsey, better known as local rapper BG, pleaded guilty Wednesday to gun charges. Dorsey admitted that on two occasions he possessed guns, despite being a three-time convicted felon. He also pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice for trying to get an associate to claim ownership of the guns. Dorsey will remain behind bars until his sentencing in March. (WWL TV)

In May 2011, reports claimed he faced up to ten years behind bars on the gun possession charge.

Christopher Dorsey, 30, who raps under the moniker B.G. or Baby Gangsta, was charged in a three-count indictment with being a felon in possession of a firearm and conspiracy to obstruct justice, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Jim Letten's office. If found guilty, Dorsey faces up to 10 years in prison, according to Letten's office. (NOLA)

Check out a past B.G. interview below:

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