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Rapper Lil' Boosie Sentenced To Four Years In Prison
Rapper Lil' Boosie was sentenced to four years in prison on Monday for violating his probation (Nov. 10), according to WAFB News.
The Baton Rouge rapper was placed under house arrest with an ankle monitor after being convicted of drug and gun charges in September. But the ankle monitor indicates that on more than one occasion the 26-year-old MC, born Torrence Hatch, violated the terms of his release.
This resulted in District Court Judge Chip Moore revoking Lil Boosie's probation, who was originally expected to sentence Lil Boosie to ten years in prison with all but the first two years suspended, of which he was likely to serve a year. But because of his violation, he was sentenced to ten years with all but the first four years suspended. He is expected to serve a maximum of two years now.
Lil Boosie took a plea deal to a third-offense marijuana-possession charge in September in connection with an October 2008 arrest when police found a bag of marijuana, a blunt and a gun in a vehicle he was driving. The drug charge along would have landed him in prison for 20 years, with a mandatory minimum of fives years for the gun charge. After the plea, Moore ordered Lil Boosie to be electronically monitored and to clear all concert dates with the court while awaiting sentencing.
Lil Boosie has been ordered to report to prison immediately after Monday's hearing, and he will be on probation for five years following his release. The firearm charge will be dropped if he completes his probation.