Posted by Bossip Staff
Former bodyguard to Hip-Hop sensation T.I. has been sentenced to a year and one day in federal prison for his involvement in the weapons scheme that led to the rapper’s 2007 arrest. The Smoking Gun reported that Corey Williams accepted a plead deal for acquiring illegal firearms, which included machine guns and silencers, for T.I. whose legal name is Clifford Harris.
Court papers confirmed that Williams was hired by Harris in July of 2007. Shortly after, Williams’ clean rap sheet allowed him to obtain the firearms for the rapper who had been prohibited from purchasing weaponry due to his previous criminal history. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms learned about the transaction when Williams made an attempt to purchase the gun and silencer without registering the weapon, which is a federal offense. After his arrest, Williams agreed to wear a wire to record several face-to-face encounters with Harris, which eventually led to his arrest on felony weapons charges. Harris was charged and faced up to 10 years in prison, but struck a deal with prosecutors that permitted him to intervene in the lives of troubled youth as a 1000 hour community service pledge. The rapper chronicled the interventions in an MTV reality series called “Road to Redemption.”
Harris and Williams were both sentenced to a year and one day in federal prison. While Harris’ sentence will commence in May of this year, Williams has already begun his jail time
Wonder what his Road to Redemption was…