May 19, 2009 T.I. Serving More Than 2 Months

T.I. Serving More Than 2 Months

Yesterday, we reported that T.I. could be serving only 2 months. The story was originally ran by the Associated Press, MTV is now reporting that the story was a miscommunication.

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After pleading guilty to two charges of illegally possessing firearms and of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm in March in connection with his attempt in October 2007 to buy unlicensed machine guns and silencers, T.I. (real name: Clifford Harris, Jr.) was ordered to serve one year and one day in federal prison. 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 server out the remainder of his home confinement, she said, which will amount to about two months.

Source: T.I. Serving More Than 2 Months

Previously: T.I. Might Be Going To Jail For Only 2 Months

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