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Well at least for another week…Via Atlanta Journal Constitution:
T.I. will remain in jail on weapons charges for at least another week, after a federal judge on Friday denied any immediate release on bond. U.S. Magistrate Judge Alan Baverman said he will hold another hearing next Friday to further consider conditions proposed by the rap star’s lawyers that may prompt him to release their client pending trial. T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, Jr., was arraigned at the Friday hearing. He entered a plea of not guilty to the weapons charges. Lawyers for Harris proposed that he be released on a $2.2 million bond, along with separate bonds backed by his record company, record company executives and the equity of his two homes. They also said Harris would agree to stay in his home with 24-hour-a-day electronic and human monitoring. He also set these tentative conditions if he does grant bond: Harris must post a $2 million cash bond; plus the equity in all properties he owns. He must be locked down in his house 24/7; he must have an electronic monitoring device; consent to any searches; be screened for unlawful drug use; remove any safes in the home; and be allowed to live with only his girlfriend and children. Harris was arrested Saturday on weapons charges in a sting at a Midtown parking lot, where he allegedly sought to buy machine guns. Prosecutors oppose bond for Harris, although Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd Alley told Baverman it is a “close call” as to whether the conditions were acceptable. Also at Friday’s hearing, prosecutors revealed that Harris had up to a half-pound of marijuana in his vehicle when arrested last Saturday. Officers also found three handguns inside the car, prosecutors said. Baverman said he was distressed to learn that Harris told a pre-trial services officer in a recent interview that he had not smoked marijuana in more than a year, but that agents said when he was arrested Harris told them he had just smoked marijuana to get ready for the BET Awards ceremony.