T.I. appeared in an Atlanta federal courtroom today around 1:30 p.m. in a light grey suit where he pleaded guilty to three weapons charges. The rapper pleaded guilty to two counts of illegally possessing machine guns and silencers, and one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
“While I’m not looking forward to being incarcerated, I have a long road of redemption to travel,” said T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr. “I am dedicated and committed to that.”
U.S. District Court Judge Charles Pannell Jr. scheduled Harris’ sentencing a year from now, on March 27, 2009. If Harris abides by the conditions set in his plea agreement, he will receive a prison sentence of one year plus one day. Because the sentence is longer than one year, Harris will be eligible to earn 15 percent time off for good behavior.
He was also fined $100,000.