T.I. Pleads Guilty toFederal Weapons Possession Charges
T.I. (A.K.A. Clifford Harris) has pleaded guilty to federal weapons possession charges and will spend one year doing community service while awaiting a sentence that includes prison time. The 27-year-old rapper pleaded guilty to possession of an unregistered firearm, possession of machine guns and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
T.I. must complete at least 1,000 hours of a total 1,500 hours of community service. He plans on talking to children about the pitfalls of guns, gangs and drugs.
After the community service, T.I. will be sentenced to serve about 1 year in prison. His prison sentence could be increased or reduced, depending on his fulfillment of the terms of the deal and good behavior.
T.I. was charged with possession of unregistered machine guns and silencers, as well as possession of firearms by a convicted felon following his Oct. 13 arrest in an ATF sting in Atlanta. He faced a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count. T.I. Admits Gilt of Firearms Charges