Lil Wayne struck a deal with Manhattan prosecutors and pleaded guilty today to attempted weapons possession in exchange for a one-year prison sentence.
The “Hot Revolver” rapper, aka Dwayne Carter III, appeared before the Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Charles Solomon and plead guilty to a felony count of attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree. Wayne was allowed to remain free on his current $30,000 bond, but ordered him to surrender his passport.
The 27-year-old Grammy winner got into this mess on July 22, 2007 when police searched his tour bus after a concert at the Beacon Theater in New York City. There, police found a loaded .40-caliber pistol. Lil Wayne was initially booked on one count of criminal weapons possession and one count of criminal possession of a loaded weapon, which could have given him a minimum of 3 ½ years to a maximum of 15 years.
Lil Wayne’s trial was set to kick off Jan. 20, but Solomon has now scheduled the next hearing for Dec. 15, at which point the case will be adjourned until February for sentencing.
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