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'Convicted Felon' T.I. Purchased Weapons and Arrested

October 15, 2007 02:48:56 GMT

T.I. allegedly tried to buy some weapons through a bodyguard who eventually became the cooperating witness of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.


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The biggest nominee at 2007 BET Hip-Hop Awards sadly couldn't attend the ceremony due to a 'little' problem on his weapon collection. Rapper T.I. who earned Best Album of the Year was arrested at the parking lot of an Atlanta shopping center on Saturday, October 13 by agents of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), for undoubtedly, possessing illegal guns.

An undercover agent from ATF contacted T.I. who reportedly tried to buy three machine guns and two silencers through a bodyguard. Upon searched at his College Park house, more firearms were discovered, problem is, they are unregistered.

The bodyguard testified that he purchased around 9 weapons for T.I. and one for an unnamed person because the rapper whose real name is Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr., was a convicted felon and therefore, unable to get down to the business himself.

Acting as a confidential witness, the bodyguard was told by ATF to call T.I. who immediately agreed to meet at the parking lot.

Describing the process Vanessa McLemore, a Special Agent in Charge of ATF's Atlanta Division said, "This investigation developed very quickly. We learned only this Wednesday that the cooperating witness was allegedly buying the machine guns for Harris."

"The cooperating witness told Harris on Thursday that he had obtained the items, and on Friday Harris made it clear that he wanted them delivered to him today. Harris then agreed to meet and took possession of the machine guns this afternoon."

T.I. who was said will "face serious federal charges and a potentially long prison sentence", remains in federal custody. According to Atlanta's FOX 5 News, he will appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Alan J. Baverman at Atlanta's United States Courthouse today (October 15).

"Machine guns pose a serious danger to the community, which is why they are so carefully regulated," said David E. Nahmias, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. "The last place machine guns should be is in the hands of a convicted felon, who cannot legally possess any kind of firearm."

"This convicted felon allegedly was trying to add several machine guns to an already large and entirely illegal arsenal of guns. Thanks to the good and quick work of ATF, he is now in custody and his firearms have been seized."

© AceShowbiz.com




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posted by Personwhodoesntsay\" on Nov 04, 2009
Way to put your voice out there. The least you could do for him is to not sound like an idiot. "Yo dis is wak" Someone even wrote "whould!" Never knew there was a H in the word would. Must be because he is from the hood. Or as most the posters in here "whould" say, "He is from da Wahould haterz" Keep sounding like idiots, it just makes him and his followers look worse than they allready do.
posted by baller on Oct 29, 2009
OH SNAP!
posted by wow on Apr 14, 2009
don't u guys have better things to do like find the people on the back of milk cartons and child molestors u people got the game fucked up!!!!!!!!!
posted by Power on Apr 10, 2009
He is a convicted felon. Freedom to bare arms have been revocked. It is very simple. You break the law, you pay the price. Why is he different. Who cares why he has them, he is not allowed. To me it is a MUTE subject. The less guns the better.
posted by I.I. IS REALLER THEN on Mar 08, 2009
why ya gonna fuck with T.I. he needed those guns for pertection look at B.I.G and TUPAC they got killed we dont need that for T.I. leave him alone and let him be
posted by metalboy666 on Feb 18, 2009
why the hell do you have to arrest ti he needed those guns when he was on tour he whould take a gun but ones he did not and a guys shot his friend and killed him he needs those guns
posted by I LOVE T.I. on Feb 12, 2009
HE ONLY BOUGHT THOSE GUNZ FOR SELF DEFENCE ITS NOT LIKE HE WAS GONNA KILL SOME ONE! THIS IS STUPID SHIT! UR LUCKY HEZ NOT GONNA BAIL OUT HE CAN TAKE IT LIKE A MAN!
posted by DONT FUCK W/ T.I. on Feb 12, 2009
DONT FUCK WITH T.I. FUCK ALL HATERZ! WHY U GOT 2 BE HATING JUST CUZ U AINT WANTED! FUCK U STUPID ASS HATERZ
posted by T.I. LOVE on Feb 12, 2009
THIS IS SOME BULL! I CANT BELIEVE THEIR ARESTING T.I 4 SOMETHING SOO STUPID! HE HAD A GOOD REASON! LIKE HE SAID U HAVE 2 WALK IN HIS SHOES 2 KNOW WHAT HEZ FEELIN! FUCK ALL T.I HATERZ!
posted by EL PATRON on Feb 06, 2009
dis is bullshit if he cant buy guns how else will he be able to protect himself. fuck those pussies WS 4 LIFE HOMIE FUCK WAT U HEARD.
posted by Ti_man on Jul 25, 2008
U fucking with Ti, u will loose your life.

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