T.I. has been sentenced to a year and a day and ordered to pay a $100,300 fine. He also received 365 days house arrest, but he’s already served 305, so that leaves him with only 60 days. He was also sentenced to 1,500 hours of community service, but since he’s already put in 1,030, that means he’s only gonna have to do 470 hours.
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ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — World-famous rap star T.I. was sentenced in Atlanta federal court Friday to one year and one day in prison and ordered to pay a $100,300 fine on weapons charges related to purchasing machine guns and silencers.T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, has mentored at-risk students as part of his community service. The rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, reached the terms of the sentence in a plea agreement with prosecutors last year. He also was sentenced to some property forfeiture, supervised release for three years after his prison sentence, 365 days of home confinement (he has already served 305) and 1,500 hours of community service (1,030 served). He also must undergo DNA testing, drug counseling, cannot own firearms and must submit to reasonable searches and a financial audit.
Today, T.I. will appear before a Federal judge for sentencing stemming from his arrest in October 2007 on weapons charges related to purchasing machine guns and silencers. He is expected to be sentenced to one year in prison and be ordered to pay a $100,000 fine, under the terms of a plea agreement reached with authorities last year. The plea agreement allowed T.I. to be free from prison for a year so he could perform the 1,000 hours of community service he was given. In that time, he has completed his hours by mentoring at-risk students at 58 schools, 12 Boys & Girls Clubs, nine churches and many other nonprofit organizations, according to court documents.
For his court hearing Friday, Harris’ attorneys have submitted more than 100 letters from officials who have thanked him for his community service since the weapons arrest.
One of the letters was from Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears, who said Harris did an “outstanding job” talking to a group of teenagers about not breaking the law.
“If only one young person in that courtroom listened to Mr. Harris, and I believe they all did, we are all better for it,” Sears wrote. “He was honest, humble and inspirational.”