Clifford Remains in Jail

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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.


  • Hood N***ga

    Say IT AInt So. Damn WHen keeping it hood goes terribly wrong. T.I thought he was teflon. BUt he really Revlon.

  • AND...

    Damn I am soooo tired of this. T.I. smoked weed to get ready for the BET awards. Come on people, what does that say about him and us. God help us!!!!!

  • gorgeous chocolate pixie

    dang TI and I was just beginning to like him.. I hope all goes well for him and his kids…

  • lacyd

    If by chance TI get’s out of this doing little to no time, it appears that he will be broke. So it’s kind of ironic when you think about it. People keep saying when keeping it real goes wrong…INDEED. because when this is all said and done, he’ll be right back where he starting, wishes for the good life again. All because he couldn’t move foward. He had to look back. Like the bible story, Sadum and Gamorah (spell?). TI is now about to be a pillar of salt.

  • Mase Betha

    TI is just a spoiled rich wannabe thug. He might buy some guns but you know he aint never bucked in his life.

  • Roshaun Jones

    This is a very sad situation for us all the harse reality of us as a people. I’m a hige fan of T.I but he got caught up big time. I dont think he is a wanna be thug. I think alot of the things he talks about was and is very real in his life. If it wasnt why the guns?? Why so many. I hope this will be a dteremining factor in his life and for the life of his family and the hip hop community as a whole.

  • Bonnie

    I understand the seriousness of the charges and that a convicted felon is not suppose to have the ish that this brother had. But “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.” Is this the regular or does it seem excessive? Just curious.

  • StyleRazzi

    They are being ridiculous. $2 mil in CASH??!?!?!? that’s more than a bit too much just for him to go home and be under supervision 24/7 and have a babysitter monitoring his every move!!!!!! DAMN SHAME!!!!I just wish him the best. The athletes and entertainers are getting it REAL BAD this year!!!! Mike Vick just put his house on the market!!!!!

  • Justice Luv1

    If TI gets out on bond, even if he and/or his record label put up his houses and the $2.2M in cash…as long as he doesn’t skip town or miss a court appearance, everyone will get their money back. He won’t be broke.

    TI is a flight risk. He is facing serious time, with the guns, silencers and now with marijuana and concealed guns in the car (first time I’m hearing about the last two)…that’s very serious time. The Judge has discretion in setting bond based on defendant’s history, his crime and his plea. TI is a felon so his bond is going to be extra high. Georgia aint no joke as far as federal charges go…and they consistently hand out the harshest sentences (mandatory jail time, no possibility of parole for good behavior). Georgia is not the place to try to be the Hood King. They will put you UNDER the jail with no hesitation.

    This makes me sad and angry.

  • Baby Milo

    2.2 MILLION!?!??!! My last bond was 1,000$ lol @ 10% not too bad.




  • First

    Artist: Gang Starr

    Song: Suckaz need bodyguards

    Album: Hard to Earn

    Year: 1994

    “I hate fake MC’s they always act hard

    But won’t walk the street without they bodyguard”

  • Justice Luv1

    Paying the attorneys….THAT may empty TI’s bank account like it did OJ’s…if he decides to fight it all the way to the end.

    My guess is a plea deal is in the works behind the scenes. It doesn’t look good for a ‘not guilty’ verdict, if it’s true the DA has an audio tape with TI’s very identifiable voice on it not to mention statements and phone records from the bodyguard who set TI up.

    His attorney should be trying to get those items excluded from evidence or, if not, jump on the DA’s back and BEG for a plea deal.

  • lacyd

    @ Justice Luv1

    That’s what I was going to say. His legal fees will probably drain him out should they decide to battle it out. And if I were him and his legal team, I wouldn’t take that route, they have too much evidence on him, what could possibly be his defense?

    I just don’t understand why people in his shoes, or Mike Vick’s shoes, would do something so blatantly stupid. TI even had an endorsement deal with Chevy, and we all know the big bucks that come from endorsement deals. He could have been a success story for the record books had he kept his eye on the prize.

  • Delta Diva

    @ Justice Luv1

    I completely agree with you…GA doesn’t play when it comes to the law. They have some of the toughest ones in the country with insane sentences.Remember Genalow Wilson ( the 17 who received oral sex from a 15 year old), I think he is still in jail even though his conviction was overturned but the DA filed an appeal(I bel I have the story right)

    Again peeps these are federal charges! The feds don’t play, Remember what they did to Vick. Hopefull TI gots some good lawyers.

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