Rapper TI Sentenced to 10 Months on Gun Charges

Will pay $100K fine, do community service
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 27, 2009 11:36 AM CDT
In this Nov. 21, 2008 file photo, rapper T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, of Atlanta, listens to a question as he testifies in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court in Cincinnati.   (AP Photo/David Kohl, file)
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(Newser) – Rapper TI has been sentenced to 366 days in prison for attempting to buy machine guns from an undercover officer, but his embracing of community service means he'll likely serve less than 10 months. TI, aka Clifford Harris Jr., has been speaking to area youths about the dangers of drugs and violence, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.