From Press Release
In an extensive report titled “Cell Therapy,” VIBE Senior Editor Benjamin Meadows-Ingram chronicles the superstar’s history-making legal battle and gut-wrenching journey since his 2007 arrest for attempting to collect three unregistered machine guns and two silencers following his BET Hip Hop Awards performance rehearsal.
After the announcement on March 27, 2008 of what many felt was a shockingly light slap on the wrist for the serious charges, many responded by screaming, “Snitch!” However, authorities agreed to a groundbreaking plea deal negotiated by heavyweight Criminal Defense Attorney, Steve Sadow, who cited the star’s ability to influence others by serving 1500 hours of community service.
US Attorney David Nahmias says, “What [the defense] proposed, and what I ultimately thought was reasonable, is that Mr. Harris has the ability to reach thousands, probably tens of thousands of people, particularly at-risk young people. And that out of the tens of thousands of people he could reach, he has the real possibility of getting at least a few of them not to commit the kinds of crimes we would prosecute.”
T.I. bites back at rumors about how he scored this largely unprecedented deal by saying, “Ain’t no such thing as a secret snitch…Pull up my agreement. It’s public record.”
I can’t front when he first got off I was the thinking he might have snitched, the same way most of you were thinking the same thing but only one person actually addressed it. I mean Remy gone for Eight years for supposedly shooting someone, Mike Vick gone for 3 years for some dog fights. With those stats you can’t blame me for thinking he might have sang, but at the same time I was and still am a fan and started to think that If a Pedophile like R.Kelly can get off for pissing on 15 year old then anything is possible. Plus I think the fact that he’s a high profile artist played a big part in it.
At any rate I’m not a lawyer so I really can’t call it, and at the end of the day I still fux with him and his music.