Wednesday, May 20, 2009 | 5:10am
UPDATE: Tip Will Do 10 Months — NOT Two Months
Tip gets a break but not the break we thought
Mr. Harris hears Justice play music to his ears….
UPDATE: This clears up the confusion…MTV Explains
“When The Associated Press reported on Sunday that T.I. — due to report to the Forrest City low-security federal prison in Little Rock, Arkansas, on May 26 — had been given credit for 305 days of home detention, “so his stay at Forrest City prison will likely be only two months,” the news agency may have misread the sentencing report. The story has since spread on the Internet, but according to Charysse Alexander, a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia, it is not accurate.
According to Alexander, the rapper was indeed given credit for the 305 days of home confinement he served while awaiting trial in the case, but that has nothing to do with his prison sentence…
Alexander explained that, at best, according to federal sentencing guidelines, anyone who serves more than one year in prison is eligible for a 15 percent “good time” credit, which in Tip’s case could shave almost 55 days off his sentence.
The confusion may have stemmed from mixing the credit for home confinement with the prison sentence, which are separate terms, Alexander said. Once T.I. completes the prison term, he will still have to serve out the remainder of his home confinement, she said, which will amount to about two months…”
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Well it seems like rapper T.I., who’s due to surrender himself to federal authorities on May 26 by noon at Forrest City’s low-security federal prison, might have gotten one of the biggest ‘slap on the wrist’ sentences for the serious charges brought against him. Now let’s be clear here to avoid any confusion; Tip face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each charge in his three-count indictment that were brought against him. Now these are of the I’llegal/Military/Silencers & Automatic Guns-type Charges to a Predicate Felon’ variety.
Now look it appears as though T.I. will only serve a possible 61 days in prison!?!?! Check it out for yourself:
Harris will be credited for 305 days of home detention he already has served after being charged, so his stay at the Forrest City prison likely will be only two months. — the AP
Is it me? Or is something not adding up…I’m not hating because I like T.I. so more power to him ( he has definitely adopted a postive lifestyle and been a positive influence to the youth since his arrest) but this belongs on some ‘Ripley’s Believe It or Not’ type ish.
His home confinement was no more than a curfew…he traveled wherever he wanted as long as he had the judge’s permission — to promote ‘Paper Trail’ (which was hot by the way lol!), performed at and picked up a couple of Grammy’s (see pic above), had plenty of performances & went to industry parties. When he was home he had his fam for company in a very nice home…I hardly call that confinement.
I know there are those that are out there that believe he dropped a dime and started singing like a bird; I personally don’t think he did (maybe I don’t want to think he did) but to some of those out there who think he did snitch… this looks HIGHLY SUSPECT.
Considering the charges…What do you guys think? Justice Served, Definitely Snitched or Slap on the Wrist?